International megastar Akshay Kumar has ended the year on a high, with all three of his releases – Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3 ringing a phenomenal success in the box office, propelling him forward as the 4th ranking celebrity of India (up 2 spaces from 6th in 2015) according to Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 index.
The superstar who continues to challenge the rest of the industry’s contenders, had made a whopping 203.03 crores in the year - the third highest in the list.
Akshay Kumar’s presence was not just limited to Bollywood as he rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest Hollywood stars by hosting his friend Will Smith at his Mumbai house, while joining Salma Hayek and Mathew McConaughey at the Global Teachers Awards held in The Atlantis Palm hotel in Dubai.
The superstar is currently busy with sci-fi thriller 2.0 in which he co-stars with superstar Rajinikanth, and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha opposite Bhumi Pednekar.
His first release of 2017 is the courtroom dramedy Jolly LL.B 2 releasing worldwide on 10th February 2017. It has been produced by Fox Star Studios. Akshay Kumar's role as the oddball lawyer Jagdishwar Mishra, aka Advocate Jolly, has met with an outstanding response.
A small-time, struggling lawyer who moved from Kanpur to the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, to take on the establishment, is set to Inspire and entertain audiences with equal measure! And what's more Jolly LL.B 2 marks the first time Akshay Kumar will perform the role of a lawyer - refreshing to say the least!