Akshay, Ash look adorable together: Vipul Shah

Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 14:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Vipul Shah is taking Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai on a time travel trip with `Action Replayy` and the director-producer says he finds it odd that the actors never worked as a romantic couple earlier because they look "so adorable and cute" together.

Akshay and Aishwarya were last seen together in `Khakee` but they did not have a romantic track in the movie.

They play a bickering old couple in the movie, releasing this Diwali, who find romance by going reverse in their life with the help of their children.

Part fantasy and part science fiction, the film will see the stars taking a trip back to the retro era of 70s.

"Akshay and Aish look cute and adorable together. And they are coming as a romantic couple for the first time in a movie. Actually, when I finished writing the script it was Ash who came to my mind. She has that classical Indian beauty and someone who could carry the look with ease," Vipul told reporters.

It is after a gap of three years that Vipul is directing Akshay in a movie. They last worked together as actor-director for `Namaste London` though Shah produced films starring Akshay.

"I am excited, nervous, scared all at the same time for this movie. It is after three years that I am directing Akshay. We have tried a new look for him this time. I am spending some sleepless nights ahead of the release," he says.

Vipul, who has directed hits like `Aankhen`, `Waqt` and `Namaste London`, says he developed the story from a play that he had written in 1994.

"But in the movie, the real challenge was to bring back an era. We have recreated every bit that you see in each frame of the movie. It took us about eight months to do the research and eight other months put things together.

"And the irony is that we will find a victory if the look does not register with the audience. They should not even realise that they are not watching a contemporary romance," says Vipul.

PTI