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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses during the promotion of his upcoming movie, in Mumbai.

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Actor Akshay Kumar with BSF officers during his visit to Tulail LoC area.

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Advanced life support ambulances donated by bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, parked at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal office, in New Delhi.

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Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal workers with advanced life support ambulances donated by bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, is seen Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in New Delhi. Kumar has been tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home quarantine, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar meets Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with Raja Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra and his son Yatindra Mishra during a meeting, before starting the shooting of their film' Ram Setu', in Ayodhya.

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Akbar, the greatest Mughal, and his son Salim have had their young love stories celebrated in Bollywood. It’s time for the next padshah to glory in and mope about his love. Enter…Akshay Kumar, as Shah Jahan. Akshay predictably took to the Taj Mahal, armed with a solitary rose, dressed in royal garb and prancing about with that boyish grin plastered all over his face. The one person pining for the pleasure of Akshay’s company on the sets of Atrangi Re is Arjuman Bano, aka Sara Ali Khan. Understandably, everyone is thrilled at the resumption of shooting after the long Covid intermission. But won’t Akshay sport a beard, in conformity with all the miniatures we have seen of the builder of the grandest mausoleum ever? Use your fertile imagination, pals, and visualise him in a theatrically classical beard, and how it might clash with that grin.

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan during the shoot of their film 'Atrangi' at the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar arrives for the shooting of film 'Atrangi' at the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses for photographs with security personnel during shooting of film 'Atrangi' at the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during a meeting, in Mumbai.

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Actors Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani pose for photographers during the Red Carpet premiere of film Laxmii, in New Delhi.

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Actors Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Tusshar Kapoor and transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi pose for photographers during the Red Carpet premiere of film Laxmii, in New Delhi.

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He steps down purposefully from a Volkswagon-ish van, sharply sweatered and jacketed, classic sneakers poised to give chase to a quarry, as a ’60s Jaguar coupe slows down in deference. That’s Akshay Kumar in the Scotland set of his ‘spy-thriller’ Bell Bottom. The stills we have seen doesn’t feature that signature article of clothing, but its symbolic use would conjure up ’70s Europe, from ABBA to the Rolling Stones, from long-haired beauties in turtle-necked sweaters to square-jawed Clint Eastwood. Bollywood makes a hash of the ‘look’ of period pieces, its actors hopping like marionettes in shiny clothes. Can the Scottish studio impart a well-worn look to this caper?

Actors Akshay Kumar and Ayushmaan Khurrana with film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the 66th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presents the award for Best Film on Social Issues to Padman, being received by Actor Akshay Kumar, during the 66th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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From left, Keerthy Suresh, who received the best actress award, actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal who shared the best actor award stand with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, during the national film awards ceremony in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar at the red carpet during Vogue X Nykaa Fashion Power List 2019 awards function in Mumbai.

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Two women sitting on laps of men, glad, artificial grins plastered over their faces...you’d be forgiven to think such things are embarrassingly passe in the 21st century. It’s evidently not in Bollywood. And so, the comedy Good Newwz, starring Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, Akshay and Kareena, will possibly live up to its tagline: ‘the biggest goof-up of the year’. A comedy about IVF, did you say? We shudder in anticipation.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with his wife Twinkle and son Aarav pose for photographs during a Diwali party hosted by Bachchan and his family, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar and Kriti Kharbanda during the promotion of their film Housefull 4, in New Delhi.

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Actors Pooja Hegde, Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Kriti Kharbanda at the release of song 'Bala' from their upcoming Bollywood film 'Housefull 4', in Hyderabad.

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The men (Akshay, Bobby and Riteish) are in designer medieval make-believe costumes; the lad­ies, from left (Pooja, and two Kritis, Sanon and Kharbanda) are on surer ground, dramatising olde Rajpootana. All this eff­ort, alas, for the drollery they will get up to in Housefull 4. Not content to exist in a fool’s paradise, they will transport themselves, through tired reincarnation, to 1419! We’d like to edit out the V signs, but couldn’t travel that further back in time.

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Sanon and Kriti Kharbanda during the trailer launch of their upcoming film ‘Housefull 4’, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu at the launch of Honda BS6 Activa 125cc, in Gurugram.

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How do the rich & famous feel when they revisit and retread the hau­­nts of their younger years, when the mind was light and unb­ur­de­ned without experience and pockets were lighter? Akshay, who’s sho­­oting for Sooryavanshi in Bangkok, keenly recalled his days as a food delivery boy in the Thai capital. Still rides a bike to earn his living, does Akshay.

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra stand for photographs before a press conference ahead of the release of their film "Kesari" in Ahmadabad. The film is slated for release on March 21.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses with women bike riders during an event to mark International Women’s Day, in Lucknow.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an event to mark International Women’s Day, in Lucknow.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, right, speaks as Jennifer Salke, center, head of Amazon Prime Video Studios along with James Farrell, head of International Originals, Amazon Prime Video during an event to mark his digital debut with an Amazon Prime Video series in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar performs a stunt during an event to mark his digital debut with an Amazon Prime Video series in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray pose for photos with school students during a self-defence workshop initiated by Thane Municipal Corporation, in Thane.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and hockey player Balbir Singh at Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Kumar's upcoming film 'Gold', directed by Reema Kagti, is based on true events about India winning its first Olympic gold medal in hockey as a free nation in 1948.

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Give fulsome credit to make-up artistes, if you marvel at how authentically period-­Punjabi Parineeti and Akshay look in this still from Kesari. We imagine the duo would cavort around the central theme: the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897, when 21 Sikh soldiers fought off 10,000 Afghan invaders.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar promotes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign on the occasion of World Toilet Day, in Mumbai.

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Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar launch the road safety awareness videos, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy during promotion of their upcoming fim 'Gold', in Kolkata.

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Akshay is such a sport, you’re thinking; he has just visited the Asian Games-bound India squad (there’s a beaming Dipa Karmakar) to boost their morale. Ah, think again. The man is just doing business, milking our team for his hockey film Gold.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an event, in New Delhi.

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Actor Akshay Kumar with wife actress Twinkle Khanna attend Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding reception in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand during the opening of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav in Nagpur.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with his wife Twinkle Khanna during a promotional event for his film Padman in New Delhi.

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Muruganantham sounds the clapper-board for PadMan

Shift the scene to the IFFI in Goa, where poor Akshay Kumar bent towards Big B. In return, he got this surly tweet: “...no Akshay this is not done”.

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar at the closing ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa.

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I & B Minister Smriti Irani and actor Akshay Kumar presenting the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award to actor Amitabh Bachchan, at the closing ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa.

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(clockwise from top left) Priyanka Chopra, SRK and Kajol, Madhuri, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Salman Khan

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar take oath to spread awareness among people about cleanliness, in Lucknow.

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Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was shot in Mathura

Whether participants at an event called ‘Transform India’ should raise their arms in a salute eerily reminiscent of the National Soc­­­ialist one is another matter, but Ratan Tata—in glaring contrast to Akshay and Devendra Fadnavis—looks distinctly uncomfortable. Very possibly, Mr Tata has a sense of history.

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Best Actor award winner Akshay Kumar with Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar at the 64th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Best Actor award winner Akshay Kumar shakes hands with Best actress award winner Surabhi Lakshmi at the 64th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Best Actor award winner Akshay Kumar and actor Anil Kapoor exchange greetings as Dadasaheb Phalke award winner K Vishwanath during the 64th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi.

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Actor Akshay Kumar poses for photographs after receiving Best Actor award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the 64th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi. I & B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for I & B, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are also seen.

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64th National Film Award winners Sonam Kapoor (special mention), Surabhi Lakshmi (best actress) and Akshay Kumar (best actor) during the national film awards presentation ceremony, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh presenting a memnto to actor Akshay Kumar during the launch of web portal and mobile application "Bharat Ke Veer" during 'Shaurya Diwas' celebration at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh garlands the sacred soil of Sardar Post during the launch of web portal and mobile application "Bharat Ke Veer" during 'Shaurya Diwas' celebration at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Film Actor Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi pose for photographers during promotion of their new movie, in New Delhi.

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Actor Akshay Kumar promotes his film Jolly LLB 2 at Amity University, in Noida.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with wife Twinkle Khanna at the birthday celebrations of fashion designer, Manish Malhotra in Mumbai.

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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar inspects Pakistan fired shells displayed at the Border Security Force camp at Paloura, Jammu.

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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar salutes as he pays tribute to a martyred soldier at the Border Security Force camp at Paloura, Jammu. Kumar arrived at the camp to interact with the soldiers.

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Swooping down silently, Akshay scores a Rs 100-crore hat-trick in 2016—Rustom, Housefull 3, Airlift. A celebratory party was obviously on, except for the special guest who materialised all of a sudden—Hollywood megastar Will Smith. Genre-bending camaraderie followed.

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Akshay Kumar with a chestful of medals in Rustom

Actors Akshay Kumar, left, and Jacqueline Fernandez share a light moment during a promotional event before their upcoming movie "Housefull 3" in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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Actors Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez during the song launch of 'Taang Uthake' from the upcoming film 'Housefull 3', in Mumbai.

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Actors Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Riteish Deshmukh during the song launch of 'Taang Uthake' from the upcoming film 'Housefull 3', in Mumbai.

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Ajay Devgun, SRK, Akshay and the ever shirtless Salman push banians

Beginning Under A Veil If this looks like a sudden eruption of black & white amidst colour, that’s how Asin and Rahul Sharma would have liked it after their church wedding. It featured music group Elohim Worship and the couple’s close friend, Akshay.

Actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur at Air India headquarters in New Delhi to promote their upcoming film 'Airlift'.

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Before A Smash This jacket-ruffling, tie-flying leap of Akshay Kumar means only one thing: the man who shoulders Bollywood’s athletic burden has, after kabaddi and football, moved on to badminton. The brand ambassador of the Premier Badminton League now promises his ‘level best’.

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Akshay Kumar interacts with jawans during his visit to the BSF camp in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

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Actors Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar, during a press conference of their upcoming Hindi Film "Singh is Bling", in New Delhi.

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From left, Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Prabhu Deva during Press conference of upcoming Hindi Film "Singh is Bling", in New Delhi.

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Akshay Kumar performs during the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Singh is Bling” in Mumbai. The film will be released on Oct. 2.

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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Sidharath Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray during the graduation day ceremony of womens self defense center in Mumbai, Mahrashtra.

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Combo image: Bollywood films, with their colorful sets and hyper-coordinated song-and-dance numbers, have catapulted five Indians into the ranks of the world's highest paid male actors. Three of those actors— Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan — were in the top 10, outranking Hollywood A-listers such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar carries actress Jacqueline Fernandez during a promotional event of their upcoming flim Brothers in Jalandhar, Punjab.

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As Fast As It Looks If one goes across celebrity names fit enough to carry a motorcycle ad along, Akshay won't have many keeping company. So the Honda people didn't have to think much for the launch of their CBR 650F. Did they hunt long for the pillion wench? Dunno. Who's she? Tapsee Pannu.

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Akshay Kumar with author Amish Tripathi during the unveiling of the latter's book 'Scion of Ikshkavu' in Mumbai.

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@akshaykumar on twitter: Today's #Holi made extra special with some thandai made by yours truly :) Happy Holi everyone, be safe.

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Luring For Love And Getting It If an acting lifetime achievement award aims to honour the most influential, then Helen deserves it richly. As ruddy heroines blazed, then burnt out, her dance numbers helped shape a crucial component. Now leading ladies and item girls pay homage through ‘items’.

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Actor Akshay Kumar honors Helen with Lifetime Achievement Award during the inauguration of 16th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai on Tuesday.

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Actor Akshay Kumar with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor at the launch of 'Donate Your Calories' campaign by Sugar Free in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha during the promotion of their latest action thriller Holiday: A Soldier is Never off Duty in Mumbai.

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Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra display creations by Manish Malhotra during a charity fashion show in Mumbai.

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Actor Akshay Kumar at the Honda stall at 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar performing during the pre-centenary celebration of East Bengal Club at Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata.

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Actor Akshay Kumar rides a motorcycle during a rally to promote road safety among other motorcyclists in Mumbai.

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Actors Akshay Kumar, Rani Mukhereei, Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar at the wedding reception of Mahesh Bhatt's son Vishesh Bhatt in Mumbai.

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Ravi Teja’s action hit Vikramarkudu morphs into Rowdy Rathore

Mammooty is the Malayalam Boss while Akshay gets fisted in Hindi

A Street Named Kaka Rajesh Khanna's death prompted an outpouring of nostalgia-tinged grief rarely seen in recent times. Those feelings are now cast in bronze (a mediocre likeness of the superstar, you agree?). Twinkle, Dimple and Akshay (nice suit, man) assembled for the occasion.

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Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan ride a bike in Mumbai.

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Actress Dimple Kapadia, second right, her daughter Twinkle Khanna and son-in-law Akshay Kumar attend the unveiling of a statue of her husband and Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna in Mumbai.

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Actors Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha with writer Ekta Kapoor visiting the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for the success of their film 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again' in Ajmer.

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Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar walk the ramp on the first day of the India International Jewellery Week in Mumbai.

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