Akshay Kumar Responds to His Housefull 4 Character's Comparison with Ranveer Singh's Bajirao
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Akshay Kumar Responds to His Housefull 4 Character's Comparison with Ranveer Singh's Bajirao

Akshay Kumar will be seen in a similar avatar to that of Ranveer Singh's Bajirao Mastani, in his upcoming film Housefull 4

Akshay Kumar is one of the finest actors Bollywood has to offer. With a plethora of hit films under his belt, the actor seems to be on a roll with one success after another. Currently, he is gearing up for the fourth installment of his hit franchise Housefull - which will star Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hedge and Kriti Kharbanda. The entire cast is promoting the film, who recently embarked on a train journey from Mumbai to Delhi to promote Housefull 4 on wheels. During the train journey, Akshay was asked by the press members about his look in the upcoming film being compared to that of Ranveer Singh from Bajirao Mastani.

Akshay sports a bald head in Housefull 4 for one of his characters, Bala, which many are saying is very similar to that of Ranveer's from Bajirao Mastani. Akshay opened up on the comparisons and shared, "I am not trying to ape anybody. Basically, when the character Bala was born, he had long hair. That’s when his dad kept his name as Rajkumar Bala. After 2 years, he had Shahi Mundan, and after that, there was no hair growth. Woh ganja hi reh gaya aur woh bahut nafrat karta hai logo se jin ke baal hein (He remained bald since then and hates people who have hair). And he has also killed many people."

This is not the first time Housefull 4 has come under the radar. Earlier, during filming, accusations against filmmaker Sajid Khan forced him to walk out of the film as he was later replaced by Farhad Samji. Later, the film's song Ek Chumma was creating quite a buzz for being regressive and disrespectful towards women. However, Kriti clarified that it was not disrespectful and she would have spoke up if she thought it did. Housefull 4 is all set to hit screens across the world on October 25. Many are touting it to be a huge success. It will also be clashing with Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer, Saandh Ki Aankh in theatres worldwide.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates