Akshay is an extraordinary Khiladi: Himesh

Mumbai: Looking forward for the release of his film `Khiladi 786`, singer-composer-producer Himesh Reshammiya says Akshay Kumar is an "extraordinary" `khiladi`.

"The `Khiladi` franchise is very popular. And Akshay is coming back with a bang with it. The story is nice and fascinating. I must say that Akshay is extraordinary in the title role of `Khiladi`," Himesh told PTI.

After string of action-comedy series `Khiladi`, like `Khiladi`(1992), `Main Khiladi Tu Anari`(93),`Sabse Bada Khiladi`(95), `Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi`(96), `Mr and Mrs Khiladi`(97), `International Khiladi` (99) and `Khiladi 420` (2000), which earned him the tag of `Khiladi of Bollywood`, Akdhay is back with `Khiladi 786`, an action comedy.

Directed by debutant Ashish R Mohan (assistant director in Rohit Shetty`s `Golmaal` series), the film stars Akshay, Asin, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya in the lead.

"My company H R Music is producing it with Akshay`s Hari Om Entertainment. The film is releasing on December 7. The story and music is by me. The music will be very good and audience will love it," Himesh claimed.

Meanwhile, Himesh is charged up for his singing reality show `Sur Kshetra`, a mix of Indian-Pakistani singers battling on the same ground.

"I am feeling nice to be part of this show. I have been a pioneer in starting these kinds of shows…have done almost six shows and this is something really big and different. It was nothing less than a India-Pakistan match," Himesh said adding that he hopes India wins this match.

"With an experience of 105 films and 550 songs, I have trained the contestants to the best of my ability. The level of singing will be higher. This is a matter of pride, where the music has to win," he said.

"I am representing my country so I would want it to win. It is just like the responsibility of the captain of Indian cricket team, so for me it is through music," he said.

The show has a new concept of giving either a zero or ten marks for the performance of a singer. "The concept of zero or ten marks is quite innovative. A best singer would get ten marks and those who sing good will get zero. So there is pressure on judges. We hope the judging is done correctly, as everything will depend on them since there is no voting system," Himesh added.