Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he initially did not understand the relevance of naming an action thriller 'Baby' but gradually understood the connection of the title with the story.
The espionage thriller has been directed by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26' fame. Akshay, 47, will be seen playing the role of an under-cover officer in the film.
"I was very surprised when I first heard the script but slowly I got to know about the importance of the title 'Baby'. It is a thriller with lots of action. The story has been inspired from real life incidents. I play a under-cover intelligence cop," Akshay told reporters during the trailer launch here last night.
Besides Akshay, 'Baby' also stars Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa and Taapsee Pannu among others. Akshay said he is very confident about the film and hopes that the audience will appreciate their effort.
"People have liked Neeraj's film, so there is a lot of curiosity about 'Baby'. People are waiting for the film," the actor said.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia, Cape of Good Films and Crouching Tiger, 'Baby' will hit theatres on January 23 next year.