Akshay Kumar Dumps Neeraj Pandey, Director Wooes Ajay Devgn
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Akshay Kumar Dumps Neeraj Pandey, Director Wooes Ajay Devgn

Akshay Kumar had several hits with Neeraj Pandey but the director now chooses to work with Ajay Devgn

Friendships in filmdom tend to go up in smoke once  the mutual advantage of working  together wears  off. Even then Akshay Kumar is known to  keep up his relations  in the  film industry. However two filmmakers with whom he has fallen out in the recent past are Vipul Shah and Neeraj Pandey, both over the sharing of the financial  resources in the film they co-produced. With  Pandey Akshay did  the successful Special 26, Baby and Rustom. Just when  they were about to collaborate over a fourth  project, they  decided to end their professional relationship.

Now that  Akshay Kumar has turned  his back on all things Neeraj Pandey, the filmmaker who has been struggling to find his bearings in  the past few years, is busy wooing Ajay Devgan as a potential replacement in his cinema. The two are apparently collaborating on  a lavish historical.

The past few years  have not been  kind  to Pandey. Ever since  Akshay Kumar decided to part ways with the director, after they  co-produced Baby , Rustom  and Toilet: Ek Prem  Katha, Pandey’s career  has been floundering. Aiyaary, his ambitious espionage drama that was written with Akshay Kumar in mind, was finally made  with Manoj Bajpai in the lead. It was a box-office disaster.

One hopes the Devgan factor would bring some joy and respite to Neeraj Pandey’s career. He must have realized everyday cannot be a Sunday…errr…Wednesday.

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