Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar, recently led fellow members of the ‘Patiala House’ family as they celebrated the launch of what is tipped to become one of the most sing-along-to soundtracks of 2011. Unveiling the foot-tapping tunes that form the perfect soundtrack to this year’s hotly anticipated film release, Akshay took to the stage at the ‘Patiala House’ Music Premiere alongside his beautiful co-star Anushka Sharma, director Nikhil Advani, music director trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Brit Asian rapper Hard Kaur.


Already dominating the airwaves since its launch on 2nd January and the perfect remedy to beat off the New Year blues, the catchy ‘Laung Da Lashkara’ is already hanging on the lips of all those who have heard it.


Prepare to be bowled over by Akshay as he springs onto cinema screens worldwide from 10th February in an on-screen avatar that’s never been presented to audiences before. The screen icon spearheads the stellar cast of ‘Patiala House’, a universally appealing family drama that speaks of the cross-generational conflicts that arise from migration, resonating with today’s multicultural society.


Produced by Hari Om Entertainment Company, People Tree Films and T-Series, Patiala House’ is an affecting tale of family ties and duty, a yearning to follow one’s dreams, and trying to make sense of the dichotomies that life presents when one’s family has migrated to another land. Akshay Kumar juggles the contradictory role of a shop keeper from Southall, London respecting his traditionalist father, played by veteran of Indian cinema Rishi Kapoor, while pursuing his dream to play cricket for England.


Directed by Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho, Salaam E Ishq), other leading talent in the film include starlet Anushka Sharma and veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. The film also features cricketers from the England, Australia, South Africa, India and Pakistan teams including three former England Captains – David Gower, Nasser Hussain and John Emburey – and an array of British Asian talent including rapper Hard Kaur and actors Armaan Kirmani, Ankush Khanna and Selina Hotwani.


‘Patiala House’ is set in Southall, London with 80 per cent of filming having taken place across the UK, the film extends far beyond the cricket pitch – the game is just a catalyst, a tool adopted to touch upon the real message of the film, namely to fulfil one’s dreams and seize the second chance that life offers us, if we missed it the first time round.