"I have played con artists, but this is the first real one," said Akshay. "It was one of the first films where I wasn't allowed to do any homework.
"I had to do exactly what my director said on the day."
Will this con film work better at the box office than Khiladi 786 and Tees Maar Khan? We'll find out on February 8.
In picture: Akshay flags off the Jaipur Marathon with the Special 26 team