Akshay Kumar does it again . His new movie “Special 26″ has collected 25 Cr in its opening weekend BO collection. The movie was released in whopping 1750 screens all over India. It started of slowly on Friday but due to good reviews and word of mouth, the collections jumped up on Saturday and Sunday. It is still going strong in terms of BO collections
However that is not the reason that is making Akshay Kumar happy. The critical acclaim that the movie is fetching has left Akshay smiling from ear to ear. In a interview he has been quoted that “This film has made an actor out of a hero. Recently all my films have done well at BO but none of them got critical acclaim as most of them slapstick comedies but this film turned out quite the opposite. the whole credit goes to the director Neeraj Pandey.”
Neeraj Pandey who directed this brilliant character driven film says that Akshay Kumar was perfect for this role that is the reason why he went back to Akshay Kumar when he refused it for the first time. It is his second film after the intelligent anti-terror film “A Wednesday”.
Special 26 also stars Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal,Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai and Divya Dutta.