Akshay Kumar said he at the beginning did not understand the relevance of naming an action thriller- Baby. The 'Khiladi' actor gradually came to know the connection of the title with the story.

"I was very surprised when I first heard the script but slowly I got to know about the importance of the title 'Baby',” said Akshay during the movie's trailer launch.

Akshay, 47, will be seen playing the role of an under-cover officer in the film.

“It is a thriller with lots of action. The story has been inspired from real life incidents. I play a under-cover intelligence cop," Akshay said.

The espionage thriller has been directed by Neeraj Pandey, who got fame with his super-hits 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26'.

Akshay said he is very confident about the film and hopes that the audience will appreciate their effort.

"People have liked Neeraj's film, so there is a lot of curiosity about 'Baby'. People are waiting for the film," the actor said.

Besides Akshay, 'Baby' also stars Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa and Taapsee Pannu among others.

'Baby' is scheduled to hit the theaters on January 23 next year.

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