Readers may be aware that Akshay Kumar is playing himself in The Shaukeens but with a twist. In his most special appearance to date, Akshay plays a fictional version of himself. However, being an alcoholic is one of his traits in the film.
Akshay Kumar has chosen to laugh at himself in the film – the first ever in Bollywood by any actor.It has now been revealed that another facet to his character is what forms a highlight in the film.
While the real life Akshay has often taken digs at film awards, in The Shaukeens, the actor is shown as a superstar who's actually craving the National Award.
According to the director, the way and means Akshay Kumar uses to try and reach his goal of winning the National Award is what forms a crucial track in the film. In the middle of all this mad conflict are a greedy secretary, an eccentric director and a commercial filmmaker all driving Akshay crazy who's anyway being wasted in alcohol. "It is madness like never seen before," promises Abhishek.