Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty.
During the last 15 years, the combination of Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty had given a number of hit films. Their combination had been as successful as the combination of Amitabh and Vinod Khanna in the mid -70s.
In Mohra, Akshay Kumar played the role of the police-officer, while Sunil Shetty worked with Naseer, thinking that he was killing the anti-socials for the welfare of the society. At the end of the film, Sunil Shetty realised that Naseer himself is one of the underworld dons. Very significantly Akshay maintained the romantic sequences in the film opposite Ravina Tandon.
In Dhadkan, both Akshay and Sunil Shetty, faced each other in a romantic subject matter. Both of them loved the same girl played by Shilpa Shetty. For Fulfilling his desire to marry Shilpa Shetty Sunil Shetty tried the evil means and was also appreciated by the critics for his villainish performance.
After experimenting in action films and romantic films, Akshay and Sunil Shetty had probably impressed the audience the most with their comedy performance in the film Hera Pheri. They paid rent and stayed with the same landlord played by Paresh Rawal and the individual fight between Akshay and Sunil Shetty always resulted in loss to Paresh Rawal. Akshay even took signature from Sunil Shetty, in blank paper and submitted in a bank to deprive him from the job and give the same job to Tabu. Sunil Shetty saw the family condition of Tabu and ultimately allowed her to work in the bank. Behind the comedy subject-matter there were tragic stories of all the characters.
Both Akshay and Sunil Shetty did equally well in the film Phir Hera Pheri. Akshay invested all the assets of Paresh Rawal and Sunil Shetty and paid to a fraud company which boasted that they could double the money in short time. Bipasha, the agent of the company ruined all of them and the film was based on the fact that how the three of them recovered the loss. While Paresh Rawal is an experienced actor and expected to do well, Akshay and Sunil Shetty’s performance improved with time. Viewers expect the combination to do well in the next episode of Hera Pheri which is going to be released in near future.
By: CR Chatterji.