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It's finally happening on Saturday Night (October 9). The retro-music-and-dance night at a suburban retro club where Akshay Kumar would be deejay and play all his favourite songs from the 1970s as part of the promotional campaign for Action Replayy.
The retro Saturday night would be sadly incomplete without Akshay's leading lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya has gone to the Pusan Film Festival, leaving Akshay to his own musical devices on Saturday night.
Vipul explains his leading lady's absence on this important night. "The retro-music night was to happen on September 30. But that turned out to be the date for the verdict on Ayodhya. When now Aishwarya has committed her time for such an important international festival I can't expect her to set aside her plans. And she has promised she would try to fly back to Mumbai for the evening and then return to Pusan."
Akshay, however, is reconciled to his solitary star appearance as a deejay for one night. He will now be accompanied by Aditya Roy Kapoor, the VJ turned actor, who plays Akshay and Aishwarya's son in Action Replayy.
Akshay has already selected his favourite 1970's songs which he says he is not willing to reveal.
Vipul will say this much about Akshay's unique role as a deejay on Saturday evening: "A lot of the songs Akshay has selected are from Rajesh Khanna films. So we can expect a lot of R.D. Burman tracks."
Further probing reveals that Akshay has zeroed in on O Mere Dil Ke Chayan (Mere Jeevan Saathi), Roop Tera Mastana (Aradhana), Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang) and Yeh Kya Hua (Amar Prem) as his top-of-the-line dance tracks for the evening.
Akshay has been calling up the deejays at two of the most prominent night-places in Mumbai to understand how to conduct himself that evening. Wife Twinkle Khanna would be looking into Akshay's look and wardrobe for the evening. Akshay will dress in 1970s' retro style.
Says Akshay, "I don't think any Indian actor or any actor anywhere has been a deejay at a night spot before. I'm quite excited."
The doors at the club will be opened to all initially. But closed after the place fills up.
Says Vipul, "After all not too many youngsters would've the chance to get Akshay to play deejay while they dance. I suspect after a while there will be a stampede in there."