Akshay Kumar is one of the cleverest superstars of Hindi cinema. He gives out the vibes of a simple unassuming son of the soil. But under that veneer of earthiness beats a shrewd street-smart heart.
Hence when news of his differences with his Sooryavansh director Rohit Shetty broke out, Akshay, in his prankish wisdom, decided to turn the story into a benign joke. A video showing Akshay and Rohit at each other’s throat, was put out by Akshay to ridicule and debunk the fall-out theory.
This is a very old and tried-and-tested ploy to deflect attention from the truth.Drown the news report in laughter.
However loud whispers about the director’s differences with his leading man refused to disperse.
Says a source extremely clued into the issue, “Rohit and Akshay had their first major differences when Rohit agreed to postpone the release date of Sooryavansh because it clashed with Salman Khan’s film. Akshay was miffed that he wasn’t taken into confidence.Since then,Rohit and Akshay have been cold towards each other. There are no major fights or anything on the sets. Both are too professional to get openly nasty. But everyone on the sets can see they are not friends.”
The truth can’t be drowned in laughter….or can it?