Akshay ‘versatile’ Kumar set to score his Fifth 100 crore Superhit with Housefull 3
By Joginder Tuteja
It all started with Housefull 2. Ever since he tasted blood with a 100 crore hit, he has scored three more centuries in the form of Rowdy Rathore, Holiday and Airlift. Now with the release of Housefull 3 round the corner, all eyes are on how big a hit does the versatile Kumar end up delivering.
“Look at his four centuries so far,” opines an industry veteran, “Housefull 2 was an out and out comedy, Rowdy Rathore was south style ‘masala’ and Holiday was an action film with a dash of patriotism in there. On the other hand, Akshay gave a performance of the lifetime with Airlift, a realistic offbeat drama. It is Akshay’s versatility that has to be admired her; he is delivering successes across genres.”
Now with Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros’ Housefull 3 as his next comic release, it is all coming back full circle for Akshay Kumar who gained an entry into the 100 Crore Club with a century no less.
“The signs are all there,” a trade expert adds, “The film is set to be a success, given the genre as well as the pan-India audience it is appealing too. See, so far this year there has not been a single film, except for Baaghi, which has catered to A, B as well C centers. Kapoor & Sons, Neerja and Ki & Ka were all multiplex hits. Surprising as it may sound but Housefull 3 is the first out and out commercial release of 2016.”
No wonder, Akshay Kumar is mighty excited about the film, not just because it belongs to comedy genre (which is his favorite) but also because he is quite positive about reaching out to a very wide segment of audience this time around.
With Sajid Nadiadwala ensuring that the Sajid-Farhad directed film turns out to be a quintessential big screen watch and Eros going all out to give it a wide international release, Akshay can well brace up to add one more 100 crore film to his tally.
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