Fans of Kal Ho Naa Ho director Nikhil Advani have a reason to rejoice.
The director is casting for his next Akshay Kumar-starrer Patiala House. And you could have a role in it too!
Advani is looking for someone to play a 17-year-old Akshay Kumar in the film, and share screen space with Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.
As expected, the response was overwhelming. For those of you who missed the chat and want to know how to be a part of the film, read on:
But first, become a fan of Patiala House!
Nikhil Advani says, Hi, this is Nikhil Advani. Guys! I'm ready to chat about my next film Patiala House.
soumyodeep asked, i want to act with akki
Nikhil Advani answers, All you need to do is log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and enter the contest for the young Akshay Kumar.
SamXA asked, Hi Nikhil, This Sam from Bangalore. 17 years of age. I wish to be a part of Patiala House. I was a little intrigued to know if the height of the 17 year old needs to exactly match Akshay's height, which is 6'0. Is it ok, if one is lesser than 6'0, though resembling Akshay.....? Kindly lemme know. Sam
Nikhil Advani answers, Hi! Sam. You do not need to be exactly six feet. Near abouts would be fine!
Raj asked, Hi, are you'll filtering candidates for the 17 year olds' role based on their performance only Or something more than that?
Nikhil Advani answers, Raj, it would be best if you log onto www.patialhousethefilm.com and follow the instructions. You will need to film yourself enacting one of the scenes that have been posted on the site and then we will choose.
santan asked, hello
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Santan, whats up? The Patiala House Fan Page is up on rediff. Hopefully you will keep logging in to get more updates everyday.
omikins asked, Hi Nikhil, Omkar here from California, USA. I am a trainee pilot here. I turned 17 in September. I have some theatre and music background. Played drums for a music band in Mumbai and Dubai. Am also a avid movie-buff and a footballer. Contact me.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Omkar, it's great that you have a theatre background. Log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and who knows you might just find yourself standing in front of the camera.
johnninan asked, I am 17 year from Houston tx
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Johnninan... Great speaking to you. If you want to be part of my film then log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com. You do not need to be from India. You could be from any part of the world and will be considered.
Pankaj asked, why Akkiii is not making Love story kind of movie like Namste landon with smarty long hair?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Pankaj, actually Patiala House is based in Southall London, UK. Akshay has a simple Punjabi boy look. I'll tell him about the smarty long hair though!
vipin asked, Hi sir my self vipin i am 21 year old and i am ready to do the role of akshay
Nikhil Advani answers, Good to hear Vipin. I like your confidence. Log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and who knows we could be speaking face to face.
KrishanBabbar asked, I would like to know the reason why you want to take an actor from public while you have good options from bollywood itself like Shahid kapoor, Imran Khan etc. Anyhow, when you have decided to choose it from public then why not me. I think I have natural talent of acting and it can be shine with your guidance and blessings. What you say?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Krishan, I need a fresh face for the film. Someone who has no image. Plus, I need him to be available for me to train him to walk and talk like the character that Akshay is playing in the film. Great to hear that you would like to be considered. Log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and follow the instructions dude!
Lakhbir asked, I am a Turban wearing sikh boy and i can help akki to play real sikh by tieing his turban not like he has done in singh is king.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Lakhbir, unfortunately Akshay does not wear a turban in the film. Actually that is one of the underlying layers in the film.
mithun asked, I want to know about Patiala House. What is the storyline of Patiala House?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Mithun, Patiala House is the struggle of a father and son that are walking different paths in life and how a generation of youngsters come together to make one man's dream come true. If you need more information keep following regular updates on the The Patiala House Fan Page.
AMRIT69 asked, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Amrit, I have my personal fan page on rediff.com. You could always just log on and I'll be available to answer any of your queries.
Manoj asked, hi i wanna act with Mr. Akshay Kumar
Nikhil Advani answers, Good to dear Manoj! Just log onto www.patialhousethefilm.com and follow the instructions. You still need to win the contest though.
SHANKAR asked, Because cc2c is bad story. Please next picture should be watchable
Nikhil Advani answers, I'm trying my best Shankar. Hopefully I will not let you down this time.
mayurmalani asked, hiii Sir,how are you doing.? Sir I wants to work with Akshay kumar & as we all know that he is very gud human being who also thinks to pramote young tallent..Sir My dream is to write a story for your film.I hv already written few stories or U can say its My Idea for a perfect movie story.So can U plz help me out & suggest me how can I show U my stories...I'll be very Thankful to U..if U can convey the same to Akshay Kumar..Thanks sir & All The Best for your Future films...
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey, unfortunately I am totally caught up with Patiala House at the moment. I will let Akshay know that you have something interesting for him though. Keep in touch with me on my fan page.
neo asked, the quality of movies Bollywood produces is pathetic!!
Nikhil Advani answers, Sorry you feel disappointed. I think we are trying our best and getting better with each passing year.
Sami asked, Hi Sir, Hope Doing well, what is the procedure to participate in acting with Mr.Akshay Kumar.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Sami, you need to log onto www.patialhousethefilm.com and follow the instructions to enter the contest.
akkifan123 asked, how can i act with akki and send my biodata to which email id
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey, log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and follow the instructions. See you later.
Yogesh asked, What exactly are you looking for?
Nikhil Advani answers, Yogesh, we are looking for a young boy that resembles Akshay Kumar and has a dream to be an actor! Log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and follow the instructions.
bajrang asked, how r u nikhil sir ?
Nikhil Advani answers, I'm completely swamped with work since the filming of Patiala House starts on Monday. Thanks for asking Bajrang.
mechie asked, i am an 18 yr old.would be gr8 if u consider me
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Mechie, everyone can be considered. Just log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and enter the contest.
auro123 asked, Hi Nikhil, what are your upcoming projects?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Auro, I am starting Patiala House this Monday and have just completed directing an animation film called Delhi Safari. I have also produced a film called Jaane Kahan Se Aaayi Hai.
MANOJ HET asked, THE FILM KAL HO WAS EXCELLENT DIRECTED BY U AFTER TRIED TO MAKE THAT WAS SALLEM ISHQ WAS AVERAGE NOW WHICH U R DOING CAN SAY
Nikhil Advani answers, Thanks, Manoj. I am now making Patiala House.
firstname.lastname@example.org asked, hi nikhil being a big fan of akshay i want to say please dont let akshay down this time
Nikhil Advani answers, Hello Dearmishraji, I will give it my best shot. More importantly I will try my best not to let you down.
vikasbothra2006 asked, do you only want to have 17 year old guy??
Nikhil Advani answers, No Vikas, you need to be able to look seventeen and basically be a good actor. If you look like Akshay the sone pe suhaaga.
MNK asked, I wish U All the best for this project.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey MNK, are you related to me since you are the only one really wishing me any luck!
baarud asked, Why would we watch patiala house?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Baarud, I think it is interesting story that most of us will be able to identify with. All of us have had dreams that we have had to abandon due to some unforseen circumstances. That is the story of Parghat Singh Kahlon aka Gattu.
Samdan asked, Hey Nikhil .. there are two scenes on the website .. which one we are supposed to act ??
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Samdan, you can pick any scene or do both of them. The more we can understand your range, the greater the chances there will be for you to be selected.
Rajendra asked, Hey Nikhil.. This is wht everyone says before launching the movie .. to gain publicity .. but at the final moment u'll pick up someone from film fraternity itself...!!!!
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Rajendra, I can guarantee you that I have already looked at probables form both the film and modelling industry. I need to cast someone fresh.
Pradip asked, Hi Nikhil my dream to act with Akshay
Nikhil Advani answers, That's great Pradeep. Just log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and enter the contest.
kari asked, I DID LONG BACK FILM ACTING DIPLOMA, I AM INTERESTED IN TO ACT BUT NO GOD FATHER , I WANTED TO ACT IN ROLE CHARACTER
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Kari, Akshay himself had no god father. If you still have the desire then log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com and send me a video.
prakash asked, i would like to meet u and talk with u ...how would be it possible?
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Prakash, unfortunately I am completely swamped filming Patiala House, but if you want you could keep in touch with me through my fan page.
Ahmad asked, Hi Nkhil My name is Ahmad from Kashmir ...India
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Ahmad! Is it cold in Kashmir. Maybe you should come to Mumbai. It's really simple. Log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com, enter the contest and we might just send you an air ticket.
pareshmd asked, Hi Nikhiji, It's great to start film again with Akshay after un sucess of chandani chowk I pray that film will like the crtics as well and make the success on BOX office I watch only askhay movies and this year is vey unlucky for him I am disappointed that i am not able to watch any of these movies in theatre noramall i am watching all movies of akshay in theatre but this year I don't why i have not watched But I promise I will see all movies of akshay's of YEAR 2010 Wish you and a very happy new year and good luck for your film I want this film like KAl HO NA HO GOOD BYE & All the best to you and akshay PARESH Dholakia
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Paresh, you are true friend. I will try my best not to let you down. In fact I have told everyone that I am trying to return to what I know best with Patiala House. Keep in touch with me on my fan page, dude!
shamna asked, hi, my name is shamna. i would like to know wthr there is any requirement other than a 17 yrs old. i'm 27 yrs female. i wld like to take a chance in acting.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Shamna, unfortunately this contest is only for guys. However, if you want you could send your details to me via my fan page.
vivekanand.imdr asked, NIkhil, you need a good script this time after CC2C. I believe you can recreate the magic like Kal ho na ho again!!! best of luck
Nikhil Advani answers, Thanks Vivek, I have been working on this script for the last year. I think it works, but I guess only time will tell. Keep in touch with me and I'll send you regular updates on my fan page.
kg.garg asked, Hi Nikhil, I dont understand how a person who has made Kal Ho Naa Ho (one of my all time favourites) could make such terrible movies like Salaam E Ishq and Chandni Chowk to China...What went wrong?
Nikhil Advani answers, I'm looking forward and hopefully will not make the same mistakes.
Anthony asked, Hi Nikhil... Wht is this movie all about.. Any brief???
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Anthony, as I said before it is a dramatic piece between a father and son. It's about second chances and a younger generation coming together to make one mans dream come true. More details on the Patiala House fan page though.
cabbas asked, Sir will you please tell the details of the audition viz date,time,place and any other necessary requirements..
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Cabbas, if you log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com you will get all necessary details. See you soon!
Wassey asked, HI NIKHIL, FIRST OF ALL CONGRATS FOR SUCCESS OF YOUR FILMS.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF ROLE IS THIS CAN YOU PLEASE ELABORATE IT SO THAT EVERYONE WHO IS INTERESTED WILL KNOW ABOUT THE REQUIREMENT AND IS THERE ANY TRAINING REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE. IF YOU GET TIME PLEASE REPLY TO MY QUERIES AT email@example.com
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Wassey, if you are a trained actor I'm sure it will hold you in good stead. However, that is not a requirement. You could be just the raw talent that our film industry has still not discovered.
meghajitmukherjee asked, hi nikhil, why did u make sallame ishq
Nikhil Advani answers, Good question Megha! I actually loved all the relationships. Unfortunately, I was a bit greedy and did not want to cut anything out.
kashaan asked, how should i connect with you and interested to send photos.
Nikhil Advani answers, Hey Kashaan, just keep in touch with me via my fan page on rediff.com
Nikhil Advani says, Hey guys! I need to head out as Shankar is starting to scream. We need to do a voice take. Please keep in touch with via my fan page and get regular updates on my forthcoming film Patiala House. It releases next Diwali. P.S. If you want to be the young Akshay then log onto www.patialahousethefilm.com