Shah and Akshay have collaborated in films like 'Waqt', 'Aankhein', 'Namastey London', 'Singh is King', besides 'Action Replayy'.

"As a director, I have always tried new things. I have never repeated genre. After 'Aankhein', I never did another thriller, never made a family drama or a romantic film after 'Waqt' and 'Namastey London'. Most of the time it has worked for me but not in case of 'Action Replay'," Shah said.
'Action Replayy' released in 2010, which was a time-travel romantic comedy, directed by Vipul Shah had Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. Both the actors had donned look of the 1970s, the film bombed at the box office.

"People told me the biggest reason (for the film not working) was Akshay's look. They (audiences) couldn't digest a good looking man to be shown like this. To a certain extent, I agree to this. The film has not done well in theatres but on satellite, it is Akshay's highest rated film," Shah said adding that one needs to learn from mistakes and move on.
Shah and Akshay share a great bond, both at personal and professional level.
"We have done six films in last ten years and share a good success ratio. We have been able to challenge each other to give our best as actor and director. As a combination, we have done well," Shah said.

The 41-year-old director said that Akshay has always challenged him to come with new scripts and genres and that they both understand each other well.


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