The current stature of Akshay Kumar is bigger than ever. Kumar is no more just a movie star, he is a brand in himself. Whenever his name is associated with a movie, it is anticipated to be a blockbuster even before the release.
In the last one decade, his success rate has soared tremendously. With back to back super-hits, he has carved a niche for himself in the industry. His blockbuster movies include Rustom, Airlift, Housefull 3, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Jolly LLB 2.
This year he featured in Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Both the movies proved his mettle as a splendid actor and became the top grossing movies of 2017. After having a terrific run at the box office in 2017 with two blockbusters, Akshay Kumar is all set to blow your mind in 2018. The hit-machine, Khiladi Kumar has three releases scheduled for 2018. Let’s take a look at them:
This one is going to be a revolutionary movie for Kumar. This sequel to the 2010 mega hit Robot is touted to be the most expensive movie ever made in India. Featuring superstar Rajnikanth, 2.0 will see a brand new avatar of Kumar. He is playing the antagonist for the first time ever and looks unbelievable! Kumar has done numerous action movies throughout his career but 2.0 is more than an action movie. It is going to be fun to watch him play the bad boy. What will happen when two stalwarts of Indian cinema unite? We can’t wait!
This year we will also see Akshay Kumar in the Republic Day release Padman. The movie is directed by R. Balki and produced by Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna. It is said to be a movie based on the real life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu based activist whose mission was to provide sanitary napkins to poor women in rural areas. Padman is going to be an interesting watch thanks to its unique concept and deadly actor-producer combo.
Akshay Kumar’s third release for the year Gold will hit the theaters on 15 August. Being helmed by Reema Kagti, the film will see Kumar playing the role of hockey player Balbir Singh. Singh was was a member of the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as an independent nation in 1948. Gold will add to the list of inspiring movies done by Kumar. The movie is produced under Excel Entertainment.
With such an interesting line-up of movies, Kumar is certainly becoming everybody’s favorite pick for the coming year. Let’s wait for 2018 to see if he delivers a hat trick of blockbusters and churn more money at the box office or not.