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Shah Rukh Khan on why he can't work with Akshay Kumar: I go to sleep when he wakes up

Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 05, 2019, 06.11 PM (IST)

Looks like we will have to wait longer to see Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar together in a film. 

While the Khans have worked with one another, we have not seen Akshay and Shah Rukh together. When the superstar was asked if the two would be seen together sometime, he replied: “What do I say to this? I don’t wake up as early as him.” 

For the uninitiated, Akshay is known for his punctuality and rising up very early in the morning in order to train himself. This when Shah Rukh prefers to work till late in the night and sleep in the wee hours of the morning.

Shah Rukh explained: “I go to sleep when Akshay is waking up. His day starts early. By the time I start working, he is packing up and going home. So he can put in more hours of work. I’m a nocturnal person. Not many people are fond of shooting at night like me.”

He also added that if they ever end up working in a film together, it is unlikely that they will ever meet on the sets. He said, “It will be fun to act with Akshay. Dono set pe hi nahin milenge. Woh jaa raha hoga aur main aa raha hounga (laughs). He’ll be leaving the set and I’ll be coming in. I would like to work like Akshay and with him, but our timings won’t match.”

On the work front, while Shah Rukh hasn’t announced any film after ‘Zero’, Akshay has a few in the pipeline like ‘Kesari’, ‘Housefull 4’, ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Good News’ and ‘Sooryavanshi.’

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For the uninitiated, Akshay is known for his punctuality and rising up very early in the morning in order to train himself. This when Shah Rukh prefers to work till late in the night and sleep in the wee hours of the morning .