Akshay Kumar has a lot to smile about this year end. Not only is he King Kumar in India, but also King abroad too!
Delighted with the success of Breakaway in Canada, an ecstatic Akshay said,
“We are extremely proud of the success we have achieved with Breakaway. We are glad to report that ‘Breakaway’ is now the highest grossing Canadian English movie in 2011 in Canada as it has struck a chord with foreign audience looking for stories they can connect with”.
The cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community of Toronto has done a brilliant job and was well accepted by the audience. The Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has highly acclaimed the movie, calling it a must watch. When asked to recommend a movie for the holiday season, Breakaway was the first in his mind.
Mr. Harper had also declared a public holiday in order to allow the Canadian people to enjoy Breakaway. An avid hockey fan, Mr. Harper was also among the people who attended a special dinner hosted to celebrate the success of Breakaway.
The Breakaway cast is very unique. It includes Rob Lowe, Canadian comedian Russell Peters and has been the launch pad for debutant Vinay Virmani as a Lead Actor. For Vinay, Breakaway will always be a special one since his work has been acclaimed by the critics and appreciated by global audiences.
“The Indian release of Breakaway as Speedy Singh’s has opened many doors and appreciate the support the film has received internationally. You will see a lot more of me in Bollywood in future”, promises Vinay Virmani.
The movie also had cameo appearances by Akshay Kumar and the world renowned singers Drake and Ludacris. This was their first appearance in any role in Bollywood. Ludacris has also lent his voice for the movie track ‘Shera Di Kaum’.
Breakaway will be released in the U.S.A in January, 2012.
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