Emraan Hashmi says Akshay Kumar was ‘the first to call’ when his son had cancer | Bollywood

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Actor Emran Hashmi revealed that his Selfiee co-star Akshay Kumar was the first to call him when his son Ayaan Hashmi was battling cancer a few years back. Speaking at Selfiee’s trailer launch event in Mumbai on Sunday, Emraan also called Akshay Kumar an ‘angel’ who stood by him in his difficult time. (Also read | Akshay Kumar praises Prime Minister Modi for asking BJP leaders to avoid unnecessary comments on films)

Emraan married Parveen Shahani in December 2006. They welcomed Ayaan in February 2010. After almost four years, on January 15, 2014, Ayaan was diagnosed with cancer. In January 2019, Ayaan became cancer free.

As quoted by Indian Express, Emraan spoke of Akshay: “I have followed him as a fan, I have worshiped him. I have had the privilege of knowing him over the years. He was there for me when there was a health problem with my son. He was the first to call and assist me, assist our family. I didn’t know him very well then. Many people surround you in your good times, but as for mein jo farishtey aate hai (the angels who come to you in your hard times), that is Akshay.”

Speaking of multi-starrers, Emraan also said, “For me, only the content is important, it doesn’t matter if it is a solo hero, two heroes or three hero movie. I don’t know why too many multi-starrers aren’t made. They are being made, but more films should be made, because they have been successful if you look at the trend of the last two years and since the beginning of cinema.”

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Selfiee, led by Raj Mehta, brings Akshay and Emraan together on screen for the first time. Nushraatt Bharuccha and Diana Penty will also appear in the film. The three-minute trailer showed Emraan playing an RTO officer, who wants to take a selfie with his favorite actor Vijay (played by Akshay).

Selfiee is the official Hindi remake of the Malayalam movie Driving License starring Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu. It is produced by Dharma Productions and Akshay’s Cape of Good Films along with Sukumaran’s Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames. Selfiee will be released in theaters on February 24.

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