Thanks to Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar is hooked to Sudoku nowadays. The actor and his mother-in-law bonded over Sudoku, YouTube and theme parks while shooting for Patiala House in London. “While we were shooting, she taught me how to play Sudoku. I love the game. We also watched many videos on YouTube together. I took her and my son to a theme park, that was great fun too,” says Kumar.
The 43-year-old who has been married to Twinkle, actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple’s elder daughter for a decade now, says, “I get along very well with my mother-in-law and I actually have more in common with her than my wife. So it was a great experience having her play my mother in the film.” Interestingly, the film sees Kumar play the long-suffering son of one of Bollywood’s most popular on-screen ‘jodi’, Dimple and her Bobby co-star, Rishi Kapoor.
Patiala House is set in the fictitious residence of the Kahlon parivar, with Kapoor playing the family’s patriarch and Kumar, who sacrifices his dream of becoming a cricketer to appease his father.