Meet junior Akshay Kumar!

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 08, 2011 10:03 hrs

In the forthcoming Patiala House, viewers will get to see a young Akshay Kumar. 

A young actor named Usman Qureshi bears an uncanny resemblance to the superstar and will be seen playing a teenage Akshay in the film. 

Apparently, director Nikhil Advani was on the hunt for a young guy who could play the role of 17-year-old Akshay Kumar in Patiala House. It was a long hunt because he didn't want to compromise. 

When Nikhil met Usman Qureshi, he was stunned by the similarity and Usman was on board. 

It seems the resemblance between Usman and Akshay was so prominent that the entire team was thrilled to have him on the sets and gifted him a special nick name 'Akki Junior'. 

Producer Bhushan Kumar said, "We were completely bowled over by the striking resemblance between the two - Akshay and Usman. And after the screen test,we found our 17-year-old Akshay for Patiala House in Usman. It is not easy to play a younger role of such a superstar, but Usman has done a great job." 

Akshay was equally surprised and excited on seeing the resemblance, and they also discovered that they had a common scar on the eyebrow. Akshay even admitted that his body structure and body type was quite like Usman when he was 17 years old.

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