Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan have always been a delight to watch onscreen. But what translates is their off-screen equation and friendship that brings out the best in their performances with each other. In their upcoming movie together, Good News, they will be featuring in a full-fledged movie after a decade after Kambakkht Ishq in 2009, and along with us, the two of them are excited too.
Recently, the DNA team talked to the two actors and they both opened up about their brilliant camaraderie off-screen. When Kareena Kapoor was asked how was it working with Akshay Kumar again after so long, she was all praises for the man and his discipline. She said,
“Akshay is one of the most dedicated and disciplined stars that we have. We haven’t worked in a film for the longest time and now Good News is happening. It’s an exciting project for us to be a part of. It has the right humour and emotions for all ages.”
Adding to that, she also talked about the best part of working with him, which is that he doesn’t waste time. She laughed and said,
“Working with him is always fun. The best part is that he doesn’t waste time, so, we go on set, wrap up and I can head home to be with my son, Taimur,”
Throwing light on his progress in the recent years, both as an actor and as a human being, she believes Akshay has become more well-mannered. She further added,
“He has grown fantastically as an actor. If you see in the last few years, it has been higher than anybody else. It’s also because of the way he functions. But otherwise, he’s hardly changed as a person. He’s extremely loving and well-mannered.”
Not just Kareena, Akshay too sounded excited to be working with Bebo again. He revealed how he has worked with the Kapoor sisters a lot in the past and enjoys working with them. He was quoted as saying,
“I’ve done many films with Bebo and her sister Lolo (Karisma Kapoor). In my entire career, I’ve done around 12-13 films every year. That’s quite a lot. Most of them have been hits. It has always been lovely working with them. But I have never done a full-length feature film with Kareena after she got married. This is the first time. But nothing has changed.”
On a lighter note, he talked about how they keep teasing each other and keep their fun banter going on. He said,
“Whenever we meet — whether it’s on a film set or an awards night — our equation has remained the same. We are extremely fond of each other. Bebo and Lolo tease me about the amount of money I’m making and I tease them about having a flat in every building in Bandra. That’s our fun banter,”
Akshay and Kareena have worked in movies together like Ajnabee, Aitraaz, Tashan, Kambakkht Ishq, Talaash: The Hunt Begins among many others. Though Kareena had a cameo appearance in Akshay’s Gabbar is Back and Rowdy Rathore, Good News will be their first outing in a full-fledged movie after the former got married. The movie will also star Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles.