But the casting coup has sparked another issue – will the Akki-Ash pair be as big a hit as the Akki-Kat one? Most of Akshay"s hit films have been with the lovely Katrina Kaif. The two have delivered several hits like Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye, Namastey London, Welcome and De Dhana Dhan. Their"s is one of the most successful jodi"s of recent times. Vipul himself has cast them in his two successive films, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng. Kat is also known as Akki"s lucky mascot. Now that Vipul has chosen Ash for his latest venture, comparisons are inevitable.
The Bachchan bahu and Akshay were seen together in the 2004 film Khakee. Though Ash was cast opposite Ajay Devgn, their chemistry was evident in the songs “Vaada Raha" and “Dil Dooba". This will be her first full-on comedy film. Though the pair looks refreshing and promising, it remains to be seen how they will be received by the audience. Incidentally, this is another chapter in Aishwarya-Katrina face-off. Kat had recently replaced Aishwarya as the face of a leading soap brand. And now the latter is Akshay new leading lady!
Wonder how this will turn out!