Akshay, who plays Air Force officer in Fighter, ecstatic to reunite with Deepika after Piku
Akshay Oberoi and Deepika Padukone
Back in Mumbai after a holiday, it’s all work for Akshay Oberoi. But he is not complaining. The actor is looking forward to begin shooting for Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter, director Siddharth Anand’s next after the roaring success of Pathaan. What makes the project all the more exciting for Oberoi is that it reunites him with Padukone after Piku (2015). In Shoojit Sircar’s much-loved comedy drama, he played the role of Aniket, whose date with Padukone’s Piku goes bust.
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This time around, Oberoi will be seen as an Air Force officer in the aerial action thriller. Stating that collaborating with such talented actors will be a learning experience, he says, “Acting is a profession where you take inspiration from everywhere, even from your co-actors. It’s nice to share screen space with Deepika again after Piku. Hrithik’s dedication towards work is infectious.” Anand has a knack for mounting big-budget thrillers, and the actor is glad to be part of his vision. He adds, “The film is an homage to the real-life heroes who have served the nation.”