Actor Akshay Kumar recently created a record with his five releases doing a collective business of over 400crores in India alone!
However, his record creation doesn’t end there! Come February and he would be setting a new record for the maximum number of releases that a top actor has seen in a span of 12 months.
“With the release of Special Chabbis confirmed for February next year, Akshay would now have six releases in 10 months. This is a new record and no other superstar has come even close to such a feat during last one decade at least. Yes, such phenomenon was quite prominent during 70s, 80s and to an extent even 90s when stars used to work in multiple films. However, with most top league stars opting for one, or at maximum two releases a year, Akshay has been an exception”, comments an observer.
Akshay’s year began with Housefull 2 which released in April this year. Then followed Rowdy Rathore in June, Joker in August, OMG Oh My God! in September and Khiladi 786 in December.
“Over and above this, he also has Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Boss and Thuppakki lined up in 2013. This makes it nine releases in two years, a feat that none of the three Khans or other superstars like Ajay Devgn or Hrithik has enjoyed”, says a source.
In that sense, if we turn the pages back, he is actually competing with his own record that he set around two decades ago. In 1994, Akshay had 11 releases in a single year!