John dinner party for Akshay, crew
hey were constantly pulling each others’ legs in Garam Masala (2005), but it’s only now that the film’s actors, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, have developed a similar close bond off screen.
Akshay confirms that his friendship with John has grown, and the latter even hosted a party at his Bandra home recently, for Akshay and the unit of Housefull 2. “Two weeks ago, John threw a bash and invited me along with the entire unit to his place,” says Akshay.
John, on his part, wonders if it can be called a party.
“I hosted a small dinner for the Housefull 2 team. It was nice to have all of them together,” says the Force actor with a smile. On their on-screen chemistry in the upcoming Desi Boyz, Akshay comments, “We have teamed up again after seven years, but it was great fun (to work with him). In terms of comic timing, he has really improved a lot. My chemistry with him wasn’t as good as it is now.”
Meanwhile, to promote Desi Boyz, Akshay has decided to speak only in Hindi, as much as possible. About John, he says, “Is film ke dauran maine us ladke (John) ko kaafi kareeb se jaana hai (during Desi Boyz, I have got to know John from close quarters).”
Interestingly, Akshay – who has collaborated with the film’s director, Rohit Dhawan’s father (David Dhawan) too in the past – finds David an easier director to work with: “Rohit ko main tab se jaanta hoon jab woh mere pat pe khela karta tha (I have known Rohit since he used to play on my lap).
But honestly, David is easier to work with. He asks actors to perform a scene as per their understanding. Rohit, being trained director, goes completely by the book.”