Bollywood superstar and genre all rounder, Akshay Kumar, spent an intensive four months absorbing the script of his next film release, Special 26. There is already talk that the acting talent will reap the rewards of his imminent screen role at the next award season. Audiences are in for a big surprise from the renowned champion of the comedy and action genres as they are soon to witness the actor in one of his most exceptional and unique screen avatars to date.
Akshay said Special 26 is based on a real-life crime incident that happened in the 1980s adding, “My role is of a very simple man and how his life is shaken up. What happens to a common man and to what limit can he go? The film is based on that and it is based on a real story, this happened in 1986-87.”
Directed by Neeraj Pandey Special 26 also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill and Kajal Aggarwal. The film, based on real life events, is about a group of 26 conmen who rob rich businessmen and industrialists by posing as CBI and income tax officials. 26 conmen? Well that sure is a lot but only 26!
Akshay says the film carries an important message for audiences, “Through this film, we want to tell everyone to be very careful and alert. There are huge posters of bogus police at Juhu. When you hire a housemaid or servant, you should know about them to avoid being conned or being taken for a ride. This is the small moral of the story.”
That’s very true, this has been constantly happening in India all year around. You never know who you might run into nor will you know if they are a con or not? A background check is always needed!
Special 26 releases in the UK and Worldwide on 8th February 2013, presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Tip Top Entertainment.