By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Regardless of the fate of Chandni Chowk To China, there is no denying the fact that Akshay Kumar stays on to be a crowd puller. Even though his film is a certain flop, one can't discount the decent opening that the film took at the box office. The collections were good at least for the opening weekend and if not for a huge print count at which the film arrived, Chandni Chowk To China may have showed better numbers in percentage occupancy as well.
So why are we bringing back Chandni Chowk To China when the matter is dead and buried. Well, Akshay's next biggie Kambakht Ishq is around the corner and the release plan has proved once again that Akshay magic stays on. Reason? Even though this Sajid Nadiadwala production releases on 29th May, no other film, whether mainstream of offbeat, has confirmed its plans before the release date.
Typically, films begin making their plans a few months in advance so as to get the best chain of theaters and show timings with enough breathing space for promoting their films. However, as of now, the only other film which is confirmed for a May release is Abbas-Mustan produced Life Partner and that too is arriving on 1st May. Yash Raj Films' New York too is sighting a May release but there is no word yet on the exact date.
Says Akshay's friend, producer and director Vipul Shah who has worked with Akshay Kumar on Aankhen, Waqt, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng, "Akshay Kumar is a thorough entertainer and an odd Chandni Chowk To China failing at the box office hardly makes a difference to his career. His subsequent film like Kambakht Ishq has blockbuster written over it and he would be rocking with the audience once again."
This seems to be quite likely considering Kambatkht Ishq is one of the biggest films that Akshay Kumar has been a part of. Though this is director Sabir Khan's debut effort, there are people like Kareena Kapoor and Saj