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Akki is always known to be away from India when his films release as he feels his films won't do well if he's here. For his last release Singh Is Kinng, he was holidaying in Monte Carlo with his family and came back only after the film had released.
So come December 25, when Percept's animated flick Jumbo (Akshay has dubbed for the title role) releases, he will be performing at a show held at the Convention Centre in Hong Kong. Afsar Zaidi of Carving Dreams Live, which is organising the show, says, "Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Amisha Patel, Aarti Chhabria, Riya Sen and Himesh Reshammiya will be performing at a show tentatively called Chandni Chowk To Hong Kong.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]The interesting idea underlying the show is that each actor is also coming up with his/her own concept. Also, as the show is in Hong Kong, apart from the acts there will be a local Kong Kong act which could be based on a dragons theme as it's part of their culture. It's Carving Dreams' first foreign show, so it will be more special."
Though the show will have Akshay and a bevy of five beauties coming together, the grand finale will be performed by Akshay in his inimitable showman style. Afsar says, "Akshay will be the toast of the show and currently his acts are being put together by him and Carving Dreams show director Simran. There are a couple of options which they are working on and which we will freeze soon."
And yes, Akshay's lucky mascots Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor were also approached for the show but dates didn't work out. informs Afsar. "Akshay's films release Chandni Chowk To China releases next month and it makes sense to talk about the film through the show's title. Promotions are on and it makes sense to have a connective title as there's already a buzz. MTV and MSN have tied up with us for promotions. The idea came from them. MTV and MSN are putting up show information on their web portals and having contests."