MUMBAI: Brothers is the first collaboration between lead Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and producer Karan Johar, and the film-maker says the “wait” has been worth it.

“Akshay was the one person who I was dying to work with since two decades,” Johar, who has produced Brothers, said.

“The wait has to be worth it and there couldn’t have been a better film than Brothers for Dharma Productions to work with him. Even Akshay will agree to this,” he added.

Akshay has had an action hero’s image since the 1990s for his daredevil stunts, which he performs on his own. So, Johar calls Akshay “an indispensable casting for this film”.

Johar feels Brothers and Akshay’s performance in the film will stand out. “When you see Brothers, you’ll realise that this is Akshay Kumar like never before. I’m very proud and honoured to have worked with Akshay in Brothers,” he added.

Directed by Karan Malhotra, the movie also features Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff.