Despite flops, Akshay finds praise from Kareena, Katrina
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) It doesn't matter if Akshay Kumar has not delivered a single hit this year, he continues to find support and words of praise from his oft repeated co-stars Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, who have not lost confidence in one of their "favourite co-stars".
One of the highest paid actors in tinsel town, Akshay gave two big-budget flops this year with "Chandni Chowk To China" and "8X10 Tasveer".
Akshay is going to again test the box-office waters with debut director Sabbir Khan's "Kambakkht Ishq" releasing July 3 and his co-star in the movie Kareena says she has not lost confidence in him.
"Akshay is one of my favourite co-stars and it's ('Kambakht Ishq') one of his best till date. He's got all the ingredients to make a super film," Kareena recently told reporters here.
"Hope audiences give us more love and support and I'm sure Sabbir, me and Akshay have a winner on our hands with 'Kambakkht Ishq'," added Kareena who has done films like "Ajnabee", "Talaash", "Aitraaz", "Bewafaa" and "Tashan" with the actor.
Khan echoed the same thoughts and told IANS: "Every actor goes through failures and ups and downs in his or her career... Akshay is a brilliant actor with a perfect comic timing."
Katrina who has starred with the actor in movies like "Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye" and back-to-back hits like "Namastey London", "Welcome" and "Singh Is Kinng" is also all praise for the actor.
"I've learnt so much from Akshay and I learn so much from him about films every time we are on the sets. He knows so much about cinema. His career has really taken a great turn with the time he's spent in the industry," Katrina told IANS.
Katrina, who is also appearing with the actor in movies like "Blue" (not opposite each other) and "De Dana Dhan", said: "In fact it was his wife Twinkle who recommended that I should be there opposite him in 'De Dana Dan'. So I was like 'wow, thank you!' but it's always a pleasure to work with him. You get to learn so much from him," she said.
Akshay's other projects include "Action Replay", "Komagata Maru", "Housefull" and "Helloo India".