Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar have both been existing in Bollywood since the early 1990s but the two haven’t performed many films where they worked together. The nearest they came to casting in a film together was Dil To Pagal Hai where Shah Rukh Khan featured the key role and Akshay played a significant brief appearance. A rare photo from those days is surfacing on the internet and has certainly taken the audience down the reminisce.
A photo shared by one of Shah Rukh Khan’s fan pages on Instagram marks Akshay Kumar batting and Shah Rukh Khan as the wicket keeper. It’s apparent that both are playing on opposing teams during a friendly match to pass the time.
Dil to Pagal Hai had Shah Rukh Khan’s featured Rahul falling in love with Madhuri Dixit’s Nisha. Akshay Kumar’s Ajay is also in affection with her. The film, directed by Yash Chopra, also featured Karisma Kapoor and was one of the super hits of 1997.
Even though Akshay and Shah Rukh Khan are still outstanding stars in Bollywood, the both haven’t co-acted on many films together. Shah Rukh casted in one song of Akshay starrer Heyy Babyy and Akshay made an approach in Shah Rukh headed Om Shanti Om.
Many moons ago, Shah Rukh was inquired why he and Akshay had not filmed together. SRK had a practical reply to this question. “What do I say to this? I don’t wake up as early as him,” the actor said to DNA, adding, “I go to sleep when Akshay is waking up. His day begins early. By the time I begin working, he is withdrawing and going home. So, he can engage in more hours of work. I’m a nightly person. Not many people are eager to shoot at night like me.”
Shah Rukh had stated that if they indeed work together, they will never face each other on the sets. “It will be exciting to act with Akshay. Dono set pe hi nahin milenge. Woh jaa raha hoga aur main aa raha hounga (We will never meet on the set). He’ll be departing the set and I’ll be approaching. I would like to work like Akshay and with him, but our timings won’t coincide.”
On the work front, Shah Rukh is looking forward to the release of Pathan. He was last seen on the screen in 2018’s Zero. Akshay is awaiting the release of Bell Bottom, Suryavanshi, Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, Atrangi Re, Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu. Bell Bottom is planned for a release on July 27.