Akshay Kumar and Asin on a promotional spree

Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Khiladi 786′, which is all set to hit screen this Friday, was initially titled ‘Punjabi Rajinikanth’.

A source says, “The protagonist is a character jisko koi ek kharoch bhi nahin maar sakta. In a way, he’s invincible and can do wonders, just like Rajinikanth. The only difference is that he’s from the north.”

However, the makers of the film, after having decided to rope in Akshay Kumar, decided to title the film more aptly and suitable for the actor. Hence, Khiladi 786. Says Rakesh Upadhyay, the creative producer of the movie, “The content of the film is in keeping with the hero, who is a larger-than-life character. Akshay suggested that since he’s referred to as Khiladi — given his action hero image — and also, since the number, ’786′, is written alongside the destiny lines on the hand of his character, Bhaattar Singh, Khiladi 786 would be the most appropriate title for the movie.”

Khiladi 786 is produced by Eros International, Hari Om Entertainment and HR Musik.

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar and Asin are on a promotional spree and were recently spotted at the Westin Hotel in Gurgaon.

The official Twitter handle of Khiladi 786 posted: “Team Khiladi 786 in Delhi right now! Stay tuned for live updates!”

Both the stars showered praises over each other, besides talking about their film. Asin also admitted that she loves working with Akshay since he is really caring and positive.

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