Photos: Akshay Kumar likes to work with fresh female faces
The upcoming film 'Padman', which is slated to release next year has Radhika Apte as Akshay Kumar's leading lady. These two are coming together for the first time on screen. Directed by R Balki this biopic is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is credited to have come up with less expensive sanitary pads
Sonam Kapoor is also a part of this film. Sonam appeared opposite Akshay in 'Thank You.' She has a special appearance in 'Padman'
Akshay Kumar shares the screen with Bhumi Pednekar in 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'. Narayan Singh is directing this film based on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
The recently released 'Jolly LLB 2' saw Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi together on screen for the first time. Akshay played a lawyer in this Subhash Kapoor directorial
Akshay Kumar had three releases in 2016. He was paired up with Jacqueline Fernandez in the Sajid-Farhad directorial 'Housefull 3'. This was Akshay's second film with Jacqueline. Both were paired up in the 2015 film 'Brothers'
Nimrat Kaur became Akshay Kumar's leading lady in 'Airlift directed by Raja Krishna Menon. This film is based on a true story
Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz paired up for 'Rustom'. This Tinu Suresh Desai directed film was based on the sensational Nanavati case
Neeraj Pandey's directorial 'Baby' had Akshay Kumar pair up with Madhurima Tuli. Akshay portrayed a secret agent in the film
Amy Jackson was seen opposite Akshay Kumar for the first time in the Prabhu Deva-directed 'Singh Is Bliing'. This was Amy's second Bollywood outing
Shruti Haasan became Akshay Kumar's heroine in 'Gabbar Is Back.' Kareena Kapoor Khan had a guest appearance as his wife in the Krish-directed film
Akshay Kumar and Chitrangada Singh were paired up for the first time in the 2011 Rohit Desai film 'Desi Boyz.' When asked at an event about starring alongside a new face in nearly every film, Akshay Kumar said, "What inspires on to work with new faces is change. For a lengthy career it's important to keep the mind of the audiences anticipating something fresh. When I work with a new actress, the audience has no clue how my connection with her in the film will be like." An advantage of not repeating leading ladies in films is that Akshay Kumar would be the focal point. Also, the question of getting linked-up with an actress doesn't arise, which generally leads to unwanted gossip
Among the current crop of actresses, Sonakshi Sinha is the only one, who has made three films with Akshay Kumar namely, 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara' and 'Holiday'