Entertainment is an upcoming Bollywood slapstick comedy film directed by debutant duo Sajid-Farhad, who are known for writing numerous films. Starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah Bhatia, the film is produced by Ramesh S. Taurani of Tips Industries Ltd. Entertainment is expected to release on 8 August 2014. Earlier titled “It’s Entertainment”, the logo of the movie unveiled on 14 May 2014, whilst the theatrical trailer was released on 19 May 2014. Shooting started on 3 June 2013 in Mumbai where the mahurat shot was filmed. On 1 July shooting started in Bangkok for a 3-months-long schedule where 90% of the film was shot, remaining 10% of the film was shot in Mumbai with one song in Goa during late 2013. Only one song left was shot in April 2014 for 3 days and the filming was complete.
The soundtrack is composed by Sachin – Jigar. It will be the first time that Sachin – Jigar has worked with Akshay Kumar. The first song released is “Johnny Johnny”. It is sung by Jigar Saraiya, Priya Panchaal & Madhav Krishnan and Lyrics penned by Mayur Puri. Second song released is “Tera Naam Doon” sung by Atif Aslam & Shalmali Kholgade. The Third Song released is “Veereey Di Wedding” sung by Mika Singh. A new track titled Maange Maange Entertainment has been sung by Akshay Kumar.
Akshay Kumar is not known to fraternize with his co-stars beyond the sets and locations. As one of his most favourite co-stars Katrina Kaif once said, “He is a lot like me. We are both very friendly on the sets. But after pack-up we like to head straight home.” That’s no longer true. Akshay Kumar has found a new buddy on the sets whom he just can’t do without meeting even after shooting is over. Akshay’s new buddy is an adorable canine, his co-star in his next film Entertainment. Speaking fondly of his furry friend, Akshay Kumar says, “His name in the film is Entertainment and he and I will be buddies for life.”
The two bonded while shooting for their film together. Says Akshay, “I made sure he didn’t just feel like a dog being made to do tricks for treats. I would spend a lot of time off- camera playing with him. As soon as he accepted we were pals and not just co-stars, he’d let me sleep on his belly at break times, which was the most blissful feeling in the world.” The two buddies also got sporty on the sets. “He loved it when I played ball with him, as his attention toy was a tennis ball, which I carried everywhere with me. He’s a beautiful Dog.” Akshay Kumar recommends a canine in presence in every household. “From the bottom of my heart I feel every gentle kid should have a dog. There is no companionship quite like it.”
Even before befriending his canine co-star Akshay was a dogs person. “My homes are full of dogs, and that’s been the case for years! I have two German Shepherds named Oaky & Clio in my Mumbai home, and a Golden Labrador who looks after my little Portuguese Villa in Goa. Even at my Mum’s, who lives just above my house, we have a li’l funny crossed-eyed Beagle that is my niece’s pet. She adores him to bits!!” To Akshay Kumar, canines are the most dependable creatures. “For me dogs are where the heart is, at home, looking after your family while you can’t.”