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Akshay Oberoi hits a high note


The actor has hit a jackpot of a sorts by working with none other than Nagesh Kukunoor

It is all about not giving up on your beliefs, Akshay Oberoi might not have had it easy in Bollywood thus far, but it is not stopping him from reaching the skies, as of today. Going with the latest fad of joining the web series, Akshay is ensuring he is not left too far behind, what more he is added to the list of illustrious names like Ekta Kapoor, Nagesh Kukunoor and of course, having a costar like Nimrat Kaur.

While Akshay plays an Army officer, Nimrat plays a commander in the series and both are romantically paired opposite each other. Talking about the project, Akshay says, “It’s a fantastic and extremely gripping story and we have started the shoot in Satara, Maharashtra soon. Nimrat is an amazing actor. I think working in projects like this helps hones any actor’s abilities. That’s why increasing number of actors are doing stuff like this between movie projects. I have been a part of couple of web series and this format works very well. Bigger film makers getting in to this will only give the medium a boost.”

Akshay will soon be seen in another web series along with his upcoming Bollywood projects. Interestingly, contrary to the misconception that a Bollywood actor turns to web series only when they don’t have film projects in hand, Akshay is one of the very few young Bollywood actors, who is a part of main stream cinema as well as doing web series simultaneously, changing the perception of web series within the industry.

As if, turning a new leaf wasn’t enough for Akshay, he will be soon seen in national award winning cinematographer Shanker Raman’s film Gurgaon, which also did a round of the prestigious Macau Film Festival recently and has also recently wrapped up the shoot for Akshat Verma’s Kalagandi along with Saif Ali Khan. –Cineblitz