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The Year That Was: 2007
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2. Akshay Kumar

December 24, 2007

Let's just call him invincible.

Nothing matters anymore, when it's an Akki film. Critics, reviews, co-stars, music, plot, plagiarism, production values... Nothing.

Today, Akshay Kumar is everything-proof: a trump card who makes anything work, simply by merit of having him in it. This year has seen inane films like Heyy Babyy, Namastey London and Bhool Bhulaiyya work -- and work massively well -- only because of the Akshay effect, and all he touches is gold. Welcome, too is likely to be a major grosser.

Have you checked out our Year-end Specials?

At a time when the industry is going through change, when it's hard to predict what sort of films will work, it's good to have a guarantee. Akshay is rumoured to be charging Bollywood's highest rates to sign upcoming films, and one can understand why.

Also read: Akshay's most personal film
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