Jul 26, 2008

Stallone impressed by Akshay's physique

It was indeed, a day to remember. A day that will go down as a landmark in the Indian motion picture history. The Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, was the perfect setting for the Italian stallion, Sylvester Stallone, to be welcomed to Bollywood. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala had achieved this breakthrough by creating for the Rocky & Rambo legend a character that would instantly inspire him to accept this role in his KAMBAKKHT ISHQ directed by Sabir Khan. And there could not have been a better beginning than the breath-taking backdrop of the Academy Awards venue, in Los Angeles, where the shooting of the film was underway. Being the perfect professional, Stallone arrived bang at dot 9 AM. Giving him perfect company was the ever-punctual Indian Superstar Akshay Kumar. The two action superstars hit it off on the sets, the moment they met. It was as if they had known each other, since a long time. Stallone was visibly impressed by Akshay's physique and fitness routine, all about which he enthusiastically enquired and wanted to know more about. Also joining in on the day of the Stallone shoot, was Holly Vance the sensuous and pretty actress from Entourage. The next day the venue shifted to Paramount Studios where Stallone participated in a Rambo-like action sequence with heroine Kareena Kapoor, coordinated by the Hollywood action-director SPIRO RAZATOS who has major movies like Vantage Point, Bad Boys 2 & Grams 21, etc to his credit. With an ensemble international cast featuring in this Bollywood extravaganza KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, producer Sajid Nadiadwala was both energized and emotional about this experience. He said, "Its indeed a highpoint of my career to be working with an icon like Sylvester Stallone .We have all grown up on Rocky & Rambo. And today I feel blessed at having the opportunity of working with him right here in Hollywood." How did it happen? Sajid Nadiadwala says, "The happiest happenings are always unplanned. Since KAMBAKKHT ISHQ has a Hollywood backdrop and the hero plays a body double, luckily for us, our search for the perfect Hollywood hero started and ended with Stallone." Would there be more such Hollywood endeavors in the pipeline in the future? Adds Sajid, "I guess one door opens the doors to many others. This has been an enriched experience for all of us. And I am sure this is just the beginning of our company's association with Stallone."

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