Filmmaker Priyadarshan, who has given hits like "Hera Pheri" and "Bhool Bhulaiya" with Akshay Kumar, not only shares a great professional relationship but also shares a strong personal bond with the actor.
The bonding was evident when the duo came together to shoot for an advertisement for Manappuram Gold Loan. The team was struggling to find the perfect pair of glasses that would complete Akshay's look for the ad, that's when the director stepped in and offered Akshay his glasses.
"Priyan-ji has never parted with his glasses. However, while settling on a pair for Akshay's look in the ad, he insisted that Akshay wear his glasses. Akshay was touched by his gesture," said a source.
Priyadarshan has often praised Akshay as being the actor with the best comic timing. He recently said: "I've seen Akshay grow from 'Hera Pheri' to 'Khatta Meetha', I can proudly say that he is an actor at par with anyone else. His body language, emotions, dialogue delivery and comic timing are impeccable with realism and subtlety to them."