Akshay Kumar has had a mixed year so far. While Tashan failed to live up to all its hype, Akshay delivered a blockbuster with Vipul Shah's Singh Is Kinng.
Now, the 'Khiladi' Kumar is busy shooting for Percept Picture Company's Tasveer in Cape Town. The film, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor is India's first psychological thriller.
The story goes that Akshay shot for almost 16 hours a day as he wanted the entire unit to take a two-day break for Diwali. In fact, Akki who has been traveling and shooting in various parts of the world throughout the year has hardly got any time to spend with his family. Hence for Diwali, he wanted to be at home at least for two days. He could have easily taken a break and left the crew stranded but being the professional that he is, he didn't want even other unit members to be working during Diwali. Hence he went that extra mile to wrap up as much work as possible so that everyone could enjoy a two day break.
Needless to say, producer Shailendra Singh is all praises for the superstar. "Akshay is very close to everyone on the sets and he doesn't want anyone to work on Diwali. He has planned a lavish party for the entire unit on Diwali day here in Cape Town, though he is going to India for two days to celebrate Diwali."
Must say this is one King who indeed has a heart of gold.