Akshay Kumar strives hard for the National Award, in ‘The Shaukeens’

MUMBAI: With Akshay Kumar’s latest flick The Shaukeens ready for release, his character in the movie was recently announced. The actor will play a real life version of himself, but with a surprising twist. He will be seen playing an alcoholic superstar in the feature.


Director Abhishek Sharma reveals, "In the film, Akshay desperately wants to win the National Award. There is this huge conflict between him and his business manager (Cyrus Broacha), who wants him to break box-office records instead. But Akshay is ready to do anything to bag the most respected award in the country."


This interesting spin to the character goes on to form the highlight of the movie produced by Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.


Sharma further reveals that the manner in which the superstar achieves his goal goes on to become a crucial part of the films plot.


"In the middle of all this mad conflict are a greedy secretary, an eccentric director and a commercial filmmaker — all driving Akshay crazy, who's wasted, anyway! It is madness like never seen before," adds Sharma.     


The Shaukeens is a remake of 1982 comedy movie Shaukeen directed by Basu Chatterjee. It stars Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon along with Akshay Kumar.


Produced by Cine1 Studios, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions, the film is set to release on 7 November 2014.

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