Khiladi Kumar goes Hollywood!
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has truly ventured into Hollywood big league. The actor has recently completed his first Indo-Canadian production ‘Breakaway,’ starring Rob Lowe, Russell Peters, Camilla Belle and Anupam Kher.
Being the producer of the film, Akshay has made all efforts to ensure that the film has mass appeal. The film has music videos with hip-hop stars Ludacris, Drake and Akshay himself, with music being scored by his favourite collaborators RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass).
Speaking to a daily, Akshay said, "The film is ready for a Hollywood release come September 30. Alliance Atlantis, one of the world`s largest distributors, will pick up the film — their first film by an Indian producer. We are treating it like a Hollywood release, with more than 3,500 prints. It`s a giant step for us, as an Indian film is trying to break into Hollywood. It will also be the curtainraiser at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10 this year."
While the international release will be titled ‘Breakaway,’ the Indian version will be called ‘Speedy Singh.’ Apart from producing the film, Akshay will also make a guest appearance in the film.
The film is very close to Akki’s heart and he is gaga about the story. "‘Breakaway’ is a touching story about a young Indian ice hockey player who wants to get into the big league,” said Akshay. "I am introducing Vinay Virmani, who is a very good ice hockey player in real life as well. The film is about an Indian family wanting to break the stranglehold the Whites have abroad in sports,” added the actor.