The trailer for filmmaker Raj Mehta’s ‘Selfiee’, which was released on January 22 in a big way, has received a massive response from the audience. For the first time ever in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi will be seen together on the big screen.
The film, as seen in the trailer, is about a feud between a superstar and his fan. The trailer appears to have benefitted from the theme, as well as the new pairing of Akshay and Emraan.
‘Selfiee’ is directed by Raj Mehta and produced by Karan Johar under his Dharma Productions banner. This is Akshay’s third collaboration with Karan as a producer, following ‘Kesari’ and ‘Good Newwz’. Surprisingly, all three Akshay films with Dharma have dealt with very different themes.
‘Kesari’ was based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi between the Afghan and British armies. The latter had only 21 warriors, all of whom were Sikhs. Akshay portrayed the commander of a 21-man army pitted against hundreds of Afghan warriors.
While ‘Kesari’ was based on a true historical story, ‘Good Newwz’ was a straight-up comedy. The film, which also starred Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani, was a lighthearted look at what happens when an IVF center accidentally switches two sets of sperms.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Akshay Kumar talked about his experience working with Karan Johar. Akshay said, “It’s not often that a producer works with an actor in two such big films in one year. I am guessing that our collaboration is mutual because we admire and respect each other’s work ethic immensely. That’s why we are and want to continue making films together.”
While the two collaborated again on Selfiee, Akshay wishes Karan would direct him one day. “I am just hoping that one day Karan will want to direct me, but he just keeps telling me that I make films too fast. Karan – the Producer adores me, but Karan – the Director avoids me and my early morning shoots,” he added, laughing.
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