B-town's Action King is such a sweet heart and dedicated actor that he skipped his family time only for his director... (yeah, guess the star would have had to put up with the sulky faces of his pariwar for this...)
It is known fact that Akshay Kumar shoots only six days a week and he is very keen that he keeps the Sunday only for his family. However, he has broken the rule for Balaji and Milan Luthria's forthcoming Eid extravaganza, 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai...Again'. In fact, the last time he worked on a Sunday was when he was shooting for Priyadarsan's 'Bhagam Bhag' way back in 2006.
Reason had been that Milan had been keeping unwell and the film's schedule collapsed. So Akshay willingly stepped in to compensate for the lost time. Remarked a source, "Milan has been down with viral. Therefore the shoot had to be cancelled for three days. So Akshay agreed to work on April 7 (Sunday) to make up for the lost time. As this is the film's final schedule, the makers can't push it any further either. The permission and availability of the shooting venue (at Ballard Pier in south Mumbai) is also a constraint."
Akshay, who is also enjoying working on this film, worked with his co-stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha from 7 am till late that night.
Incidentally, Akshay is expected to be working next Sunday as well. The superstar, who has been dubbing for OUATIMA simultaneously, is mighty pleased with how the film has shaped up.
Milan confirmed the news, saying "Yes, I have asked Akshay for a big favour (by making him work on a Sunday). But what we shot on April 7 is an interesting sequence," he says, adding, "I haven't told him yet, but I need him to work next Sunday too."
The sequel to the 2010 gangster film is expected to release on Eid this year.