Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan may not appear to be the best of friends but Akshay who has notably always pitted against Shahrukh has come out and said that he respects Shahrukh the most.
It was planned earlier that Shahrukh’s upcoming flick, Chennai Express and Akshay’s upcoming movie, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara will release together on Eid which is not good for business. But later on, Akshay’s movie was postponed by Balaji Motion Pictures on Shahrukh’s request. And when Akshay was asked about competing with the King Khan, he replied, “I have the highest regard and respect for Shahrukh Khan. And honestly, I don’t worry about people pitting us against each other.”
Akshay Kumar further added, “Over the years, I have been pitted against other Khans – Aamir, Salman and SRK. More than anything else, I take it as a big compliment.”
Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara is scheduled for a 15th August release. The movie also stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Whereas, Chennai Express will be releasing on the week before OUATIMD.