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Isn't Heyy Babyy a remake of Hollywood film Three Men and a Baby?
Describe your role
You can call it a remake but I think it is not. Yes, I do agree that there are three men - Fardeen and Riteish and I along with a baby. But that’s it. The characters
might be the same but the story is not. The film will make you laugh and cry too. You never know.
I play a generation-X, very shallow, selfish to core and a future without any goal kind of a guy. Wow! What a description. Then this baby comes in our life and the
transformation which all the characters, including mine takes place, is something that everyone should look forward to. There is not much to describe any character in
the film but is more to look forward to.
How was your first time with Riteish, Fardeen and Vidya Balan?
To be honest with you, it was a bit difficult working with all of them, but later everything fell in place. We had a blast together. Riteish is great with comedy and
Fardeen is superb in Heyy Babyy
Filming with a baby is the toughest part. Did you learn anything from the youngest member of the cast?
I learned how to be a superstar because the baby was the real hero. The baby had two nurses and a doctor with it. The baby could wake up anytime it wanted to,
shoot only two hours a day, could vomit on anybody and would get everything when it wanted. Now you tell me, is not the baby a real superstar? We can learn so
much from a superstar, can’t we?
When is Akshay Kumar going to kick the baddies and punch the villains next?
I am going to start a full-fledged action film next year and believe me I am waiting to do one. My next film after Heyy Babyy
will most probably be Bhool
followed by Made in China and Singh is King
What makes the song very special in which you, Riteish and Fardeen do a full monty?
I think there are so many women who do item numbers in films and it is time that we also wear high heels and shake our bums. Obviously, this is in context to the film
only, but we do this particular song to earn money for the upbringing of the baby.
How is it different working with Sajid Khan whom you know for more than twenty years as a friend?
Sajid is a guy who is born with a funny bone. I think the film industry should be proud of him. He is an exceptionally good actor who has turned into an extraordinary
Do you miss your partner in crime Paresh Rawal in the movie?
Yes, I have always enjoyed working with him and I do miss his company. Actually, I am also looking forward to Bhool Bhulaiya
in which both of us will be
seen together again.
We all know what Sanjay Dutt is going through in what’s considered to be the most difficult phase of his life. What do you think will happen next?
All I know is that I am waiting for Sanju to come out in the open air again and face the camera. My heart says that he is going to come out again and be stronger. He
will soon be in action. He has suffered a lot. I hope and pray for the best.
Why should one go and watch Heyy Babyy?
One, because it has a combination of sensitivity and humour. Two, every member of the family whether it’s your dad, mom or grandparents, will enjoy this film.
Three, there is a lot of old school humour and everybody loves a bit of slapstick comedy. Finally, this is the only funniest film that will make you cry.
Where do we see Akshay Kumar five years from now?
I might still be struggling to survive.
Any message for your fans?
Transformation is the most important thing when a man becomes a father. I have been through it and I hope many would feel the same reading this interview. I hope
they come and watch this film because they are surely going to identify themselves with each and every character in the movie. God bless!