During his recent visit to Birmingham to watch the India-Pakistan match and promote his forthcoming 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara', Akshay Kumar came face-to-face with cricket ace Farokh Engineer who was extremely happy to meet him.
While the rains played spoilsport at Edgbaston, Akshay and Farokh got into a conversation about fitness and Bollywood, which included a discussion on 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara', which releases worldwide on August 15.
"It was great meeting a stalwart cricketer like Farokh Engineer at the match," remarked an elated Akki and further went on to reveal an interesting connection which he shares with the cricket, "We had a great conversation about my forthcoming film and the fact that we were in the same school (Don Bosco)".
For the records, Farokh Engineer is a former Indian cricketer of Parsi background who played 46 Tests for India and played first-class cricket for Mumbai in India and Lancashire in England. Engineer's active international career started in 1961 and continued to 1975, and he was India's first-choice wicket-keeper for most of that period. He was also a highly useful, stylish and very aggressive batsman.
Directed by Milan Luthria, Balaji's 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara' also stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in lead.