Mumbai: For 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar, returning to the signature series after more than a decade, is a deja vu moment. The actor is returning to the Khiladi series with Khiladi 786, 12 years after he played a conman in Khiladi 420 in 2000.
"It (Khiladi) is a title for me. Wherever I go, people call me Khiladi. I have always been referred to as Khiladi (sic)," the actor said.
Khiladi 786 is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Ashish R Mohan starring Ileana D'Cruz, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya.
"It has been 12 years that I haven't done that kindof a film. I think the role it was written for me... I am happy to be doing action films again," Akshay said.
The 44-year-old began his acting career with action films but later took a break to dabble in comedy. The actor earned the nickname of 'Khiladi' for his
action-romantic-comedy films like Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Mr and Mrs Khiladi (1997), International Khiladi (1999) and Khiladi 420 (2000).
Khiladi 786 is slated for release in Diwali.