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Khiladififth instalment of the Khiladi series.
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Unlike his previous films of the series, it failed commercially. The film turned out to be an average grosser at the box office. Whilst the former did not make a profit at the box office, the latter turned out to be a commercial success and marked his comeback.
The film which was a remake of Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking became a commercial success  and proved to be a turning point in Kumar's career.
The film performed moderately at the box office  but Kumar was praised for his acting. In a later scene, he is also seen being chased by a car, dodging bullets, jumping off buildings, and climbing walls. In his review, Taran Adarsh wrote that "The actor does a great job in a role that has negative shades, but as a softie in the second half, he is just about okay.
And that's mainly because he has been asked to do what he has been doing in film after film. Nevertheless, Khiladi is amongst his finest performances. However, he manages a decent performance as the sober and suave Anand.
The Bond of Love. Kumar was praised for his performance in the film. She added that he was "in total control as the bad guy. His performance in the film was critically acclaimed. The film was a remake of Kohli's former film Naagin and received mostly negative reviews from critics. While reviewing the film, Taran Adarsh wrote "Akshay Kumar is plain mediocre. The role hardly offers him scope to try out anything different.
The film received mixed reviews from critics,   but turned out to be a commercial success at the box office and the first universal hit of Kumar played the role of Inspector Shekhar Verma, a corrupt, morally bankrupt cop who changes himself during a mission to transfer an accused Pakistani spy Dr. The film and Kumar's acting were positively reviewed by critics. The film's production was delayed following the break-up of the lead actors Tandon and Kumar.
He played the role of Sunny, Sameer played by Khan 's roommate who pursuits Rani played by Chopra -Sameer's love interest. The film received positive reviews.
His timing is fantastic and the conviction with which he carries off the evil streak in his personality is bound to be talked-about in days to come. In the former, Kumar played against type as a worker wrongly accused of sexual harassment by his female boss played by Chopra. According to the directors, Aitraaz was inspired by National Basketball Association player Kobe Bryant who was accused of rape by a fan ;  and the film's development began when they read about his sexual-assault case in the newspapers.
He added that Aitraaz was the boldest film he had done. The film was shot in but was released in after a delay of 10 years.
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He played the role of Raja, an aspiring musician who pursues his love interest Anjali played by Kareena Kapoor even after she is married to Aditya Sahai played by Anil Kapoor. The film received mixed reviews from film critic but Kumar was praised for his acting.
The Race Against Time was a family drama film. The film and Kumar's acting received mixed reviews. Both of these films received positive reviews. As was the former, the sequel became a huge success at the box office. The film was a well anticipated release, and despite receiving positive reviews from critics, did not do as well as expected at the box office.
Vidya Pradhan of Rediff. He starred alongside Lara Dutta, Govinda and Paresh Rawal and played the character of a theatre actor. The film received mixed reviews and Rediff. Critic Taran Adarsh wrote of his performance in the film, "he's sure to win the hearts of millions of moviegoers with a terrific portrayal in this film. Kumar's last release of the year, the Anees Bazmee -directed Welcomedid extremely well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster status and simultaneously becoming his fifth successive hit.
His role was listed as no. He later returned to host the show's second season in Directed by Nikhil Advanithe film was a critical and commercial failure at the box office. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoorthe film was a commercially failure however Akshay Kumar won the Stardust Best Actor Award for his controlled and restrained performance.
His next release was Sabbir Khan 's battle-of-the-sexes comedy Kambakkht Ishq. Set in Los Angeles, it was the first Indian film to be shot at Universal Studios and featured cameo appearances by Hollywood actors. Kumar's film Blue was released on 16 October Kumar played a servant who plans to kidnap his owner's dog.
The film received mixed reviews. The film received negative reviews. Directed by Farah Khanthe film received poor critical reviews and turned out to be a commercial failure. Kumar dubbed for the role of Optimus Prime in the Hindi version of Hollywood, action blockbuster, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
He took the dubbing role for his son, Aarav, and did so for free. Similarly, she stopped doing films with Sunil Shetty as most of his solo films failed to fare well at the box-office. But the most surprising fall-out was with Akshay Kumar. Both the films fared badly over the box-office. The debacle of this film was like an alarming bell for Karisma Kapoor and she was confused whether she should do more films with Akshay or not.
Personally, they were good friends, but Karisma wanted to plan her films and career very carefully. Karisma loved the script and was totally keen to do it on an urgent basis until the time she came to know that the makers are planning to sign Akshay Kumar. The moment Akshay was on board, Karisma was in a dilemma about doing this film. People around her mislead her due to which she walked out of the project, which eventually went to Priety Zinta.
Karisma wanted to work with good directors like Priyadarshan. As per Priyadarshan, Karisma expressed her desire to work with him in at least one film. Finally, he got a big banner film Hera Pheri and approached Karisma for this film.
Again Karisma was totally excited about the project until she found out that this movie also co-stars Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. Karisma again decided to opt out of this film.
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As per Priyadarshan, the reasons she gave were 'personal problems'. Priyadarshan decided to move ahead and make the film, which ended up being a cult comedy of our times. Makers stopped offering Karisma films opposite Akshay Kumar.
The Bond of Love also starring Amitabh Bachchan. Karisma was now convinced that Akshay was no longer a flop star and that a film with him would definitely enhance her career. She signed the film.