Akshay comes full circle as `Khiladi 786`

Mumbai: For `Khiladi` Akshay Kumar, returning to the signature series with the same title after more than a decade, is a deja vu moment.

The actor is returning to the Khiladi series through `Khiladi 786`, twelve years after he had played a con man in `Khiladi 420` in 2000.

"It (Khiladi) is a title for me. Wherever I go people all me Khiladi. I have always been referred to as Khiladi sic)," the actor said.

`Khiladi 786` is an upcoming action comedy film directed y Ashish R Mohan starring Ileana D`Cruz, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya.

"It has been 12 years that I haven`t done that kindof a film.I think the role it was written for me... I am happy to be doing action films again," Akshay said.

The 44-year-old began his acting career with action films but later took a break to dabble mainly in comedy.

The actor earned the nickname of `Khiladi` for his action-romantic-comedy films like `Khiladi` (1992), `Main Khiladi Tu Anari` (1993), `Sabse Bada Khiladi` (1995), `Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi` (1996), `Mr and Mrs Khiladi` (1997), `International Khiladi` (1999) and `Khiladi 420` (2000).

`Khiladi 786` is slated for release in Diwali.