Akshay and Kajal start promoting “Special 26”
“Special 26” is an upcoming Hindi film that stars Akshay Kumar and Kajal Aggarwal. This film is being directed by Neeraj Pandey who last directed “A Wednesday”.
“Special 26” is a heist drama movie that also stars others such as Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher and Jimmy Shergill. The film is based on an actual set of con artists- twenty-six in number- who in reality pulled off numerous numbers of robberies.
They pretended to be income tax officers and CBI officials and then conducted raids. They took away all the black money that rich businessmen and politicians had hoarded. This group of men was headed by Natwarlal whose role will be played by Akshay in the film.
The incident that will be depicted in the film will be a jewelry heist that Natwarlal had piloted in the year 1987. In the year 1979, this conman’s story had also led to the film “Mr Natwarlal” that starred Amitabh Bachchan.
“Special 26” will be releasing on the 8th of February. The music of this film has been rendered by Himesh Reshammiya and M. M Kreem. Kajal Aggarwal was last seen in Ajay Devgn starrer “Singham”. The film that was directed by Rohit Shetty had been her debut film.
“Special 26” has already been garnering a lot of interest. However, what comes as a surprise is that Akshay initially dint understand the film. He took four months to understand the story and its message for the audience. It was only then that he gave his nod for this film.
Akshay said, “It took me around three-four months. The first time I read the script, I didn't understand. Sometimes you don't understand a script till somebody narrates it to you. That was the only thing.”
He added, “My role is of a very simple man and how his life is shaken up. What happens to a common man and to what limit can he go? The film is based on that and it is based on a real story, this happened in 1986-87.”
Talking about the message that this film tries to spread, he said, “Through this film, we want to tell everyone to be very careful and alert. There are huge posters of bogus police at Juhu. When you hire a housemaid or servant, you should know about them to avoid being conned or being taken for a ride. This is the small moral of the story.”
The stars of this film have now set-out for the movie promotion spree.