Akshay Kumar turns 53: Ajay Devgn says happy birthday with old pic of Sooryavanshi actor

Ajay Devgn wished Akshay Kumar a happy birthday with an old pic.
Ajay Devgn wished Akshay Kumar a happy birthday with an old pic.
Akshay Kumar is celebrating his 53rd birthday on the sets of his upcoming film, Bell Bottom, in Scotland. Ajay Devgn took to social media to wish his co-star of many films a happy birthday. Sharing an old photo of the two, Ajay extended his best wishes for the action star. Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn will be seen sharing screen space in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi. While Akshay is playing the lead role in the film, Ajay will be seen in a cameo appearance.
Wishing Akshay Kumar on his birthday, Ajay Devgn wrote, "Happy Birthday Akki. I know it’s an on set birthday in Scotland. Stay safe. Best wishes for all times to come (sic)."
Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have history together. Apart from being contemporaries, the two actors are good friends as well. At the trailer launch of Sooryavanshi, Akshay revealed that he was first approached for Ajay Devgn's debut film Phool Aur Kaante (1991), but Ajay replaced him.
He had said, “Hum dono ne apna career saath mein hi shuru kiya tha. Aise shuru kiya tha ki ek hi film ke liye dono lade the. Pehli film jo humari thi, Phool Aur Kaante, jisme pehle main tha phir mujhe dhakka maar ke isse liya (We both started our careers together. We, in fact, fought for the same film. I was originally cast in Phool Aur Kaante but he pushed me out and got the film)."While Ajay Devgn made his debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991, Akshay Kumar went on to made his debut in a lead role in 1991 film Saugandh.
Talking about Sooryavanshi, it is the fourth film is the cop Universe of Rohit Shetty. The first two films, Singham and Singham Returns, star Ajay Devgn in the role of Inspector Bajirao Singham. The third film, Simmba, features Ranveer Singh as Inspector Sangram "Simmba" Bhalerao. In Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar plays DCP Veer Sooryavanshi.
Sooryavanshi was scheduled to release in March this year. However, as the theatres remained shut due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the release of the film was postponed.
Akshay Kumar is currently in Scotland shooting for Ranjit M Tewari's Bell Bottom. It is a spy thriller, set to release on April 2, 2021. Bell Bottom became the first major Bollywood film to resume shooting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. It also stars Lara Dutta and Vaani Kapoor in pivotal roles.

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