Akshay uses Twinkleâ€™s ex-boyfriendâ€™s nickname
It’s a mere co-incidence that in the film, ‘Patiala House’, Akshay Kumar was named Gattu which is unfortunately his wife Twinkle Khanna’s ex boyfriend and director Abhishek Kapoor’s nickname. It was dialogue writer Amrita Dutt's idea to name Akshay Kumar’s character as Gattu.
The three did not mind with the name rather laughed at the co-incidence. Says a source close to Akki, "Akshay and Twinkle knew his character in Patiala House would be called Gattu and were perfectly comfortable with it.
The real-life Gattu himself is amused by it. When he read his name on the promos he had a hearty laugh and even joked about the publicity he was getting.
Akki, Tina and Gattu are all friends and even attend social events together. Very few people can maintain such cordial and comfortable relationships but the three have behaved maturely about it. Akshay knew people would remark on the co-incidence but he was fine with it."
In the film, Akshay stars opposite Anushka Sharma.