Of course, he had flirted with romance in Yeh Dillagi and had charmingly lost the girl in Dil Toh Paagal Hain. But no one had yet seen his funny side.
Until 1999, when a director from Kerala chose Akshay Kumar as his comic muse, and remade a super-successful Malayalam movie into the super-successful Hera Pheri.
Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar have since gone on to deliver many more hits, and have stuck together as a team for the last 11 years.
And, strangely, all the films they've done together have been remakes. Does converting a low-budget Malayalam film into a high-budget Hindi film with songs and exotic locales always work?
As Bollywood awaits the verdict on Khatta Meetha, we look at the films that have made them a successful pair.
Text: Sarita Ravindranath
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