Akshay Kumar is a sporting actor. He recently agreed to be slapped by a monkey for a sequence in HouseFull. Of course, it was no ordinary monkey either. Tara, the 10-year-old female capuchin, rose to fame as Captain Barbossa's monkey Jack in the Johnny Depp-starrer Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. She even has a whole range of toys designed after her character in the film. When producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan tried to get her dates for their film, they realised the dates clashed with those of Akshay Kumar. Finally, they managed to get one day for their shoot. With both of them being 'professionals', the sequence was completed in one day.
Nadiadwala is now trying to bring Tara down to Mumbai to help promote the film.