- Akshay and Neeraj Pandey had a fall out due to proposed film Crack
- Akshay and Neeraj have made films like Special 26 and Baby
- Akshay also has Rajinikanth's 2.0 up for release in 2018
According to an IANS report chances of Aiyaari beating PadMan at the ticket window are "bleak." The trade pundits say, "Akshay's reputation as the hero of the masses has already generated massive interest in PadMan whereas Aiyaary with Sidharth Malhotra (Akshay's Brothers co-star), who hasn't had a hit in a long time, and Manoj Bajpayee, a brilliant actor with no box office clout, stands a distant second in terms of audiences' appeal."
Akshay has another film coming up soon after PadMan, which is Rajinikanth's 2.0. Earlier there were reports that 2.0 will release on Republic Day having been postponed once. However, Akshay announced January 26 as the release date for PadMan, which is his wife Twinkle Khanna's first film as producer under Mrs FunnyBones Movies. "I am certainly having a release on Republic Day because if I don't do it, there are many others who are waiting in line. So I might as well take advantage," Akshay earlier told mid-day.
PadMan is directed by R Balki and it also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
(With inputs from IANS)