MUMBAI: Director Vipul Shah has got the jodi of Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan together for his film Action Replayy. The film is a romantic comedy and the two will be seen together for the first time in a romantic comedy.
Kumar says, "It’s a very special film for me for many reasons. This is my tribute to the 70s that was the greatest retro era. I was kicked with the idea because I’m entering the time in cinema where my father-in-law (Rajesh Khanna) was a superstar. It is my fifth film with Vipul and definitely another one to remember. Ash and I had a brief romantic interlude in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Khakee, but Action Replayy is our first romantic comedy together. Believe me, I was blushing through the making and there’s a lot I wish to tell my audience about. But Vipul wants me to keep things under wraps for the moment."
Action Replayy is all about rewinding your life. It is about Kishen and Mala – two bickering senior citizens who rediscover romance on their 33rd wedding anniversary, when their son gets them into rew mode.
"It is a fun-genre romantic film," adds Aishwarya.
Kumar and Shah have worked in four films together before Action Replay and have an impeccable box office record with films like : Ankhein, Waqt- Race Again Namastey London and Singh is Kinng. Action Replayy is a film where the two of them return after a gap of almost three years.
Shah says, "It is a great way to return. The film is very hip and caters to the sensibilities of the young generation. For me it was an exciting experience because I could bring together Aishwarya and Akshay, a pair I had wanted to cast for some time now. They’re both good-looking, super-talented and what’s more, they’re fashion icons as well. Akki has made an amazing screen pair with some of the existing girls but believe me, he and Ash are extra special."