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Last Updated 12.12.2018 | 10:42 AM IST



The inspiration behind Akshay’s retro look in Action Replayy

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The first look of Action Replayy is out and as was promised by the makers when the movie had gone on floor, this Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai starrer indeed carries a retro look based on the 70s. In fact if one closely notices the attire and get up of Akshay Kumar, it is not difficult to draw parallels with the lead heroes of the yesteryears.

Says a senior unit member of Action Replayy, “The actors were supposed to look totally different from how they have been presented on the big screen so far. Akshay has gone through different wardrobes in films like Khatta Meetha and Housefull in the past where he played a common man. However, when it came to donning a totally different look, he last went through a drastic change only in Chandni Chowk To China. Now again in Action Replayy, he has taken the big step and totally reinvented himself.”

Results can be seen in not just the manner where he is shown driving a scooter but also the guts he has shown by wearing a pink shirt with a black web print over it. His blue coloured bell bottom trouser is another highlight of his attire while the hairstyle reminds one of a kind that Sunil Dutt donned in late 70s/early 80s.

“That’s right”, he adds, “Looking at Akshay’s hairstyle, you immediately tend to remember Sunil Dutt from his Zakhmee (1975) days. Such thick hair and the way it was parted over the forehead was quite a trend during those days. It is apparent that Akshay was inspired by Sunil Dutt here and with Action Replayy, he is reliving the era gone by.”

Producer and director Vipul Shah claims though that it wasn’t just Sunil Dutt but many other leading men from the 70s who were kept in mind while designing Akshay’s look.

Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Sunil Dutt – these were the men who brought with them their own personality during the 70s”, says Vipul who is working with Akshay for the fourth time after Aankhen, Waqt and Namastey London, “We all have grown up in that era and their look has been etched in our memories. Once the subject of Action Replayy and it’s setting (the 70s) was finalised, it was imperative that I look to all these stars who were followed and copied by their fans.”

In fact Vipul goes on to add that other than the aforementioned actors who were huge stars, his styling team was inspired by other men as well.

“We even had Vinod Mehra in mind while we the look was being designed”, Vipul adds, “Also, some of the cricketers during that time were no lesser stars either. They too carried a distinct charisma both on and off the fields. All these men were thought of, hence leading to getting the look in place for the character that Akshay plays.”

With no mystery surrounding Akshay’s look, it is now time for makers to get talking about Aishwarya’s baby doll mini skirted look as well which should also become the talk of the town soon!

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