Thursday, July 31, 2008

Akshay's girl problems

It is tough once you reach then top. One of the first problems that any actor faces is getting a suitable heroine to star opposite him since the shelf life of a heroine is perceived to be shorter in Hindi films... Amitabh Bachchan faced the problem and in recent years even the likes of Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have also faced this problem. Now it is Akshay Kumar's turn.

Akshay is having a problem with getting a suitable heroine for his next projects. The options are not that many and hence the actor's producers are forced to look at new faces, which is what all the Khans are doing anyway.

Priyanka Chopra is persona non grata for him. As for Katrina Kaif, the actor has already done too many films with her. The actor, who is doing Priyadarshan's next called Aise Ko Taisa, is finding a problem getting a heroine to star opposite him for the movie. South sensation Asin was supposed to star in the film, but she appears to have backed out.

The producer, Ratan Jain, is believed to be trying to get Deepika Padukone to star in the movie. Akshay is already doing a movie with her. But the problem that arose with Deepika is that she wants her role to be bigger. The film is a comedy and the heroine's part is not the main one.

The film already stars Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty and will have three girls. But right, the director and producer's concern is to get a heroine for Akshay. They are still in talks with Deepika and are hopeful of finding a solution. It seems that like the Khans before him, he will now have to scout for younger and newer faces to star opposite him.