June 19 : Action star Akshay Kumar was recently challenged by the wrestling icon Undertaker Mark Calaway to have a fight with him. The actor, who celebrated 25 years of his film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, took to social media to react to the fighter.
In Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Akshay was seen fighting with the Undertaker. Fans believed that the actor had some intense fight with the Undertaker till the Bell Bottom actor revealed recently on social media that it was actually wrestler Brian Lee who had played the character in the film.
The real Undertaker, Mark Calaway, dropped a comment on Akshay’s post and wrote, "Ha! Tell me when you are ready for a REAL rematch," adding a thumbs-up emoji. Akshay immediately reacted to the wrestling champion, and wrote, "Let me check on my insurance and get back bro." The official Twitter page of WWE India shared the posts and wrote, "Interesting." Mark Callaway, who retired from the ring last year, was the Undertaker since 1991. Wrestler Brian Lee became an Undertaker impersonator in a few matches in 1994.
On the occasion of Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi completing 25 years, fans dropped several memes on social media. Akshay reacted to one such meme, and revealed that it was not him who was pitted against the Undertaker in the film. “A hilarious note to mark 25 years to the release of #KhiladiyonKaKhiladi tomorrow! A fun fact though: it was wrestler Brian Lee who played The Undertaker in the film,” he wrote. 1
Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay Kumar is awaiting the release of Rohit Shetty's action drama Sooryavanshi. The release date of the film was recently postponed due to the second wave of coronavirus. The actor completed shooting of his forthcoming film Bell Bottom amidst the pandemic last year. Akshay will also be seen in Aanand L Rai's films Raksha Bandhan with Bhumi Pednekar and Atrangi Re with Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush. He also has Ram Setu with Nushrratt Bharuccha and Jacqueline Fernandez. Akshay’s film Prithviraj has been facing threats from different political and social organisations who demand a change in the title of the film.