MUMBAI: Choreogrpher turned director,Farah Khan has just signed Akshay Kumar for her next directorial venture titled Tees Maar Khan.
The film will be co-produced by Shirish Kunder & Khan’s home production Three’s Company Pvt Ltd. and Kumar’s Hari Om Productions.
Talking about choosing Kumar as the lead, Kunder says, "I had written this film with Akshay in mind and was initially planning to direct it. But when Farah and I formed our production company, we mutually thought it best that she direct this film while I take the responsibility of a producer. Akshay and I shared a great rapport while working on Jaane-e-Mann, and I have been looking forward to work with him again. This project gives me that opportunity."
Khan said, "It’s our first project under Three’s Company Pvt Ltd. and we are very excited. Akshay Kumar comes under the bracket of the top 3 actors in the industry. Tees Maar Khan as a script is right up my alley..It’s brilliant and Akshay suits the role perfectly as Shirish wrote it with him in mind. It will be a pleasure to be working with him."
Talking about his next venture with Kunder and Khan, Kumar said "Farah is the strongest most capable woman in the business and the best in the business for that matter. Tees Maar Khan is going to be a special film because it has the best of both worlds-Farah’s talent as a director and Shirish’s story telling ability..I’m very happy to be associated with this project and I’m sure Farah will make sure we live up to the title and make this film larger than life."