Akki to share screen space with mom-in-law Dimple

Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 15:08 PM IST

Mumbai: `Patiala House`, Akshay Kumar`s first release of 2011 will see him sharing screen space with his real life mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia for the first time.

Akshay plays a Sikh man based in the UK aspiring to represent the England cricket team as a pace bowler. Dimple plays Akshay`s mother in the film.

Director Nikhil Advani said, "The essence of Patiala House is pursuing your dream when life gives you a second chance. In this pursuit, Akshay happens to be a cricketer, but he could been a musician or a poet. It can be your story or mine. `Patiala House` is the story of the Kahlon family, and their travails."

The movie which releases on February 11, is about a Sikh household comprising 22 members ruled by an autocratic Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor) in Southall.

"Its a house where the disparity in thought between the younger and older generation has reached a simmering point and mutiny, rebellion is round the corner. How a 34-year-old ex-cricketer who has been forced to sacrifice his dreams for his father`s ideals is given a second chance to see it getting fulfilled makes the story," sources close to the film said.

According to producers Mukesh Talreja and Bhushan Kumar, all cinegoers will be able to identify with the film as they have at some point got the experience of living in a joint family.

Akshay is paired opposite Anushka Sharma in the film.

PTI