Akshay comes full circle as ‘Khiladi 786’


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 call me Khiladi. I have always been referred to as Khiladi,” the actor said.`Khiladi 786` is an upcoming action comedy film directed by 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.