Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge ; Todenge dum magar tera saath na chhodeng
Akin to the super hit song from Amitabh Bachchan starrer SHOLAY, film actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker Vipul Shah, share a warm friendship.
A picture of this was seen recently when Akshay Kumar, like a loyal friend showed confidence in the abilities of his friend Vipul Shah and has invited him to direct his home production NAMASTEY ENGLAND, a sequel to his previous hit NAMASTEY LONDON.
According to reports NAMASTEY ENGLAND, though termed a sequel, does not have the extension to NAMASTEY LONDON, instead it is fresh love story which is inspired from a ‘Real Life’ story.
It may be noted that after the super duper debacle of Vipula Shah’s last movie ACTION REPLAYY (2010), he has been into oblivion for over five years as no filmmaker was daring to hire him due to ACTION REPLAYY’s fate.
However, Akshay Kumar, much against the wishes of his near and dear ones, has decided to give his friend Vipul Shah a new lease of life. To be on a safer side Akshay Kumar has decided to make a sequel to NAMASTEY LONDON so that Vipul Shah is able to win his confidence back with another hit film.
It may be noted that Vipul Shah is the same filmmaker who dared to change the action image of Akshya Kumar and exploited the hidden talent of Akshay Kumar in movies like AANKHEN and WAQT: THE RACE AGAINST TIME both opposite Amitabh Bachchan
In NAMASTEY LONDON, too, Vipul Shah gave Akshay a different role of a sober lover.
In nut shell all the roles were against Akshay’s action hero image yet all proved hit and made Akshay Kumar a superstar.