The infamous on-screen fights shared between veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna in the late 70's is soon to be recreated on screen in Eros International and Sajid Nadiadwala's HOUSEFULL 2.
The sequel to one of the biggest hits of 2010 will see lead actors Akshay Kumar and John Abraham exchange blows in an intense fight sequence executed by action director Kawee Sirikhanaerut from Thailand action company - Seng Kawee of Rambo and Lara Croft fame.
And if sources are to be believed the famous Amitabh Bachchan-Vinod Khanna fights on-screen have served as reference points to the critical scenes shared by Akshay and John in the masala-entertainer.
Confirms director Sajid Khan, "I have designed all the action sequences and used fight scenes between Amitabh and Vinod Khanna in 1970's films like AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, PARVARISH and KHOON PASINA as inspiration."
He adds, "I haven't used any special effects .Today, even a kid can point out fake stunt sequences. As kids, we'd count the number of punches Amitji and Vinod Khanna would throw so in the film I've given John and Akshay an equal number."
Says producer Sajid Nadiadwala, "It was Sajid Khan's dream to design such stunt sequences. And since both of us are crazy fans of Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra, there was no debate when he created those scenes."
Directed by Sajid Khan, starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Asin, Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shazahn Padamsee, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty, Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International's HOUSEFULL 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5th, 2012.