Without heroine

Akshay Kumar starts shooting for his next home production, Boss, on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday to pay tribute to the veteran.

Just as Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 on October 11, Akshay Kumar will start the shooting for Boss. It’s Akshay’s way of honoring the Big B. He plays a kind-hearted gangster, much like Amitabh’s role in Agneepath.

Says the source, `This is Akshay’s way of paying his respects to Amitabh. It also happens to be the birthdays of the director Tony d’Souza and of the film’s other male lead actor, Ronit Roy.`

For the first time, in Akshay’s career, there will be no leading lady opposite him in Boss.

Says a source close to Akshay, `It was a conscious decision to keep Akshay’s character single. Akshay convinced his director Tony that going solo will make the character mysterious, sinister and sympathetic. So the heroine’s role was scrapped. But the film will have a young romantic pair, played by two newcomers.`

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