Kylie Minogue is not only shaking a leg for Blue, she's also fallen in love with all things Indian including Bollywood and the sari.
Now it can be told. The reason why Akshay Kumar has been playing Kylie Minogue's unofficial host in Mumbai is because she is a huge Akshay Kumar fan.
"It started when Kylie watched Chandni Chowk To China. She was completely hooked to Akshay's antics. In fact, one of her main incentives for accepting Blue was the opportunity to meet up with Akshay. When she decided to do the film and the date for her arrival was confirmed she made discreet inquiries about Akshay's schedules and his availability. She also wanted to go through the full India experience, including the khana, a wedding and of course the Taj Mahal and Jaipur - Rajashthan route," said a source close to the project.
While some of his guests' primary prerequisites have already been worked out, Akshay is in the process of trying to work out the other details.
Confirming Kylie's Akshay-centric attitude to Bollywood, the film's director Anthony D'Souza said: "Kylie is a big Bollywood buff. She has done her homework. She has seen lots of our movies. And she's a huge Akshay fan. She's seen lots of his films. I think she was at the premiere of Chandni Chowk To China in London. The comfort level between them comes from the fact that Kylie knows Akshay's work."
She's also able to match steps with her Bollywood co-stars.
"She gets the nuances perfectly correct. And she's very intelligent. I've shot with her for a week and I'm bowled over by her professionalism. And she's a fantastic performer," added the director.
Kylie has no Hindi dialogues in Blue. But apparently, she gets into a sari for a part of her song, though Tony isn't telling.