Akshay Kumar signs comedian Russell Peters for new project

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Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar already has films like Singh is Kinng, De Dana Dan and Khatta Meetha under his producer belt. His next venture will be an international project titled Break Away. Akshay says that the film will be a “cross-cultural comedy film” dealing with the trials and tribulations that South Asian immigrants face in foreign countries, in this case – Canada.

The story will be centered around a family of Sikh immigrants who try to deal with the cultural differences that come with living in a foreign country. It will also focus on their adaption to a new society as well as ice-hockey, the national (winter) sport of Canada.

Break Away will be directed by Robert Lieberman and written by Vinay Virmani, who also happens to be the lead in the film. The cast will also include Canadian-based comedian, Russell Peters.

Said to be an English-Punjabi film, other actors who may be signed for the project include 1000 BC actress, Camilla Belle and Rob Lowe of TV series Brothers & Sisters fame.

Production has begun and the film will be released in 2011.

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