Akshay Kumar joins hands with Prabhu Deva for action flick

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2010, 19:09 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood`s original `khiladi` Akshay Kumar`s next will be a big action movie directed by Prabhu Deva.

The 43-year-old actor is in London to promote his much awaited comic caper ``Tees Maar Khan, where he stars alongside Katrina Kaif.

"My next film will be a big action movie, produced by Prabhu Deva, the South Indian actor-choreographer and filmmaker," Akshay told PTI.

In ``Tees Maar Khan``, Akshay Kumar plays a shameless con man, Tabrez Mirza Khan aka Tees Maar Khan aka TMK, in a role inspired by English folklore hero Robin Hood.
"He steals and cheats with alarming audacity with his gang comprising of Dollar, Soda and Burger," said the film``s director Farah Khan, whose previous two films ``Main Hoon Na`` and ``Om Shanti Om`` have been blockbusters.
Akshay``s partner in crime is Katrina who plays Anya, a wannabe actress, who sizzles on screen with ``Sheila Ki Jawaani``, which has already become a chartbuster.

TMK is aided by an unwitting accomplice, actor Atish Kapoor played by Akshaye Khanna and joined by fellow Bollywood showmen, Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor, in special cameos.
The film which be will released globally with 2,500 prints on Wednesday, was filmed in 58 days, Farah said.
She said directing the climax of the film where Akshay robs antiques worth 500 crore rupees from a heavily guarded, moving train, was the most challenging job.

"We created the whole train and a 2 km track and it was the most difficult task," she said.

PTI