Actor Akshay Kumar recently celebrated 25 years of his iconic action film 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi'. In a tweet, he finally answered the one question we all have been asking for so long. Did Akshay Kumar really fight wrestling icon The Undertaker? Reposting a meme about how he was among the few people who managed to defeat the wrestler, Akshay clarifies it was an actor who played the character in the film.
Kumar tweeted, “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.” The film had a lot of hype over the appearance of the character with many believing to this day that the real Undertaker featured in it.
The Undertaker is a licensed character played by wrestler Mark Callaway since 1991. Brian is also a wrestler but appeared as an Undertaker impersonator in a few matches in 1994. When Mark's real Undertaker returned, he beat the impersonator in the ring and reclaime his identity. Callaway hung up his jacket and hat last year in November.
'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi' featured Akshay Kumar, Rekha, and Raveena Tandon. It was directed by Umesh Mehra and was the fourth instalment in the 'Khiladi' series. On the work front, Akshay will be next seen in Rohit Shetty's action-drama 'Sooryavanshi'. He also has 'Raksha Bandhan' with Bhumi Pednekar, 'Bell Bottom' with Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor, and Huma Qureshi, 'Ram Setu' with Nushrat Bharucha and Jacqueline Fernandez, and finally 'Atrangi Re' with Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.