Mumbai: Don’t we all know how Akshay Kumar is an absolute winner at the box office? Just glance through the numbers of Good Newwz, Mission Mangal or Housefull 4 — his three last releases. All the films have crushed the box office records and hit double centuries. So, it wasn’t surprising when on Tuesday morning the news that Akshay has been finalised to play the baddie in Dhoom 4 was trending on social media.
For the last few months names of Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh and Akshay were doing the rounds for the fourth installment of Yash Raj Films’ coveted franchise. But then, when Bollywood trade analyst Atul Mohan took to Twitter to announce that Akshay has been confirmed for the film, we can only imagine how Khiladi’s fans reacted on social media. Within no time, memes have been flooding the social media sites. “A highly placed source has revealed that #AkshayKumar has been confirmed for #Dhoom4. Let’s wait for official announcement soon,” tweeted Mohan.
Earlier, Akshay had played an antagonist Pakshirajan in 2.0 starring Rajnikanth. And we like Akshay in all kinds of avatars. And going by the reactions of the fans, we are clear that we want only Akshay to play the villain in Dhoom 4.
— vishwapotdar5888 (@PotdarVishwa) February 4, 2020
Back to back movies of@akshaykumar
2. Laxmi Boom
4. Bachchan Pandey
5. Bell Bottom
6. Atrangi re
— Meमाचार्य😎 (@Gourav_Choubey_) February 3, 2020
Meanwhile, in October last year, Yash Raj Films had denied in a statement when a news publication had written that Akshay had been confirmed for Dhoom 4. “Dhoom is an extremely important franchise for us but currently, we do not have an idea or script for Dhoom 4,” read the statement from Yash Raj Films.
On the work front, Akshay has a slew of fascinating films up his sleeve. He will be seen next in Rohit Shetty’s cop film Sooryavanshi opposite Katrina Kaif. There’s also Laxmmi Bomb alongside Kiara Advani, and period film Prithviraj with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.