Friday, September 24, 2010

Akshay gets Rob Lowe on board

Brothers and Sisters star, Rob will feature in Kumar's co-production, Break Away

Akshay Kumar is taking Hollywood by storm. After roping in 10000 AD actress Camilla Belle for his Indo-Canadian project Break Away, directed by Robert Lieberman, the Khiladi has now signed Brothers And Sisters star Rob Lowe (Senator Robert MacAllister) for a significant role.

Says a source close to Akki, "Akshay saw the TV series Rob has acted in and felt that Lowe suited the character of an ice hockey champion in Break Away."

Adds the source, "The film showcases the struggles faced by South Asian immigrants. The story revolves around a Sikh immigrant family and how they cope with cultural conflicts. Akshay is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that Break Away has the best of both worlds and that's why he has roped in American actors Rob Lowe and Camilla Belle. Break Away will also have Toronto-born Vinay Virmani in the lead role along with comedian Russell Peters."

Says Akshay, "The film expresses the crossing of two great cultures. It has a brilliant international cast and crew, and I really feel this will touch a lot of hearts in Hollywood."

Break Away is set in suburban Toronto, Canada. The film follows a hero caught between a family's traditional expectations and his dream of making it big in the national sport of his adopted country. Shooting began on September 20.


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