Akshay Kumar loves repeating his heroines in film after film till the pair becomes stale. He has done this with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and more recently Sonakshi Sinha. But now he seems to have decided only to work with new actresses and fresh faces. a new pair is always exciting for the audiences.
Shruti Hassan: Triple treat
28-year old Shruti Hassan (also Kamal Hassan and Sarika's elder daughter) made acting debut in Luck (2009) with Imran Khan. She went on to act in films like Ramayya Vasthavayya and D-Day. But she could never make it to the big league. She has not acted opposite A-List actor in B-Town. But things have started looking up for her after Akshay signed a film with her. She has landed many plum projects likeAneez Bazmee's Welcome Back (with John Abraham and Anil Kapoor), Nishikant Kamat's Rocky Handsome (John Abraham again) and Tigmanshu Dhulia's Yaara (Irrfan Khan, and Vidyut Jamwal). She is suddenly on the rise.
Tamannaah Bhatia; Third time lucky?
Tamannaah Bhatia (25) is a huge name in the south. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgan in Himmatwala (2013) directed by Sajid Khan. Her second film too was with the same director - Humshakals and it has failed to impress the critics. The directors of her third film It's Entertainment, are a new duo Sajid-Farhad. The highlight of this film is a dog. In fact he is playing a title role!
Lisa Haydon: Finally a lead part!
Model-turned actress Elisabeth Marie Haydon or Lisa Haydon (28) is not a typical Hindi film heroine. She doesn't look the part and she speaks with a accent. She is unarguably one of the hottest actresses around and dances like a dream. She got tons of praise for hr last film Queen, in which she played second fiddle to Kangana Ranaut, just like she had in Rascals (2010) and Aisha mainlining Sonam Kapoor in the same year. Lisa has been recognized for her impeccable style and persona and been named as the best model and most stylish persona in Cosmopolitan Fun and Fearless Awards 2009, DNA most stylish 2009, Marie Claire best model 2010. She is playing the leading lady of Shaukeen opposite Akshay Kumar. She is now clear that she only wants to do lead roles.
Kriti Sanon: Tiger ke baad Khiladi!
24-year old Kriti Sanon made her acting debut with the Telugu psychological thriller film 1: Nenokkadine. She made her Bollywood debut in Heropanti (opposite Jackie Shroff's son Tiger). The film, made at a modest budget grossed over 50 crore. The one-film old has hit big time with a film like Singh Is Bling opposite Akshay Kumar and directed by Prabhudeva.
Akki's popular leading ladies
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kambakht Ishq (2009).
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye(2006)
Namaste London (2007)
Singh Is Kiing (2008),
A cameo in Blue (2009)
De Dana Dan (2009)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
Rowdy Rathod (2012)
Special appearance in the song Go Go Govinda in OMG – Oh My God! (2012)
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara (2013)
Special appearance in two songs - Party All Night and Har Kisi Ko in Boss (2013)
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014)
Still waiting to happen
Akshay has not worked with these actresses even though they have been there the for the last few years.