Akshay Kumar to act in Karan Johar's film

Akshay Kumar to act in Karan Johar's film
Karan Johar says Akshay Kumar was thrilled when he approached him with the script
Director Karan Johar has teamed up with actor Akshay Kumar for a film to be directed by Punit Malhotra, of I Hate Luv Storys fame.

Akshay will play one of the leads in the two-hero movie, the shooting of which is scheduled to start early next year. The other male lead will be announced next week.

"I can't divulge too much now. But what I can definitely say is that the movie is mainstream and has a very strong underlying social message. It is solid and hard hitting. Punit brought me this amazing script. I immediately approached Akshay and he was equally thrilled with the idea,"Karan said in a statement here.

Talking about Akshay, Karan Johar said, "If Dharma Productions has to collaborate with Akshay, then it has to be the right kind of film. And, as I said earlier, this one, apart from being commercial, has a strong voice."

On the collaboration, Akshay said, "We are two very passionate producers with one great aim - to entertain. Both Karan and I want to make our fathers proud."

Karan's mother Hiroo Johar and Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna will co-produce the film. Before the film with Akshay kick starts, Punit will direct Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in a love story titled Gori Tere Pyar Mein, which goes on floors in March.
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