John Abraham and Akshay Kumar are set to reunite on the big screen after seven years in the action comedy, Desi Boyz. The duo were last seen in the film Garam Masala in 2005.
Desi Boyz will see David Dhawan’s son, Rohit, make his directorial debut with the upcoming movie.
Rohit Dhawan spoke to the media about how he got Akshay and John to jump on board with his first film, “Akshay was on board from day one, when I was still developing the story idea. A two-hero movie is never easy to write and it took me almost two years to put this project together. Once I felt I had justified the presence of both the protagonists, I took the script to John who’s been like a buddy since I worked as an assistant director on dad’s film, Hook Ya Crook (2010). He was convinced immediately.”
The director went on to dismiss the rumours of Akshay editing out John’s role in Garam Masala saying, “Akshay, contrary to his reputation of stealing his co-star’s lines, would insist that some of his dialogues be given to John. He’s by far the most sincere actor in the industry. Both he and John are extremely disciplined and professional. They were always on time and focused through the day, a dream team for any first-time director.”
Deepika Padukone stars alongside John Abraham and Akshay Kumar in Desi Boyz. The film is set to release on November 25th 2011.