Akshay Kumar
Akshay KumarVarinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is all set for his masala entertainer "Boss" to hit screens on 16 October.

Expectations are riding high on "Boss" as Akshay's last film "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" bombed at collection centres.

However, Akshay is not bothered about the film making it to the elite ₹100-crore club.

Pressure has been mounting on Bollywood superstars to deliver good films that cross the century mark in India. As for Akshay, the pressure is too high as his past couple of films failed to make a mark at the box office.

"I am not worried about being in ₹100 crore club. My film 'Oh My God' topped about 82-84 crore and was a success despite not being in the ₹100 crore club because it was made only in ₹12 crores," the actor said while promoting "Boss", according to Press Trust of India.

"Returns were 300-400 per cent high on 'OMG' and it was a bigger hit than any other films of mine. 'Boss' is made in about ₹50 crore. I am not worried if it is crossing 100 crore or not."

After playing a negative role in gangster saga "Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again", the actor is back with a comedy and as a protagonist. In the upcoming film, he will play a kind-hearted Haryanavi gangster. Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty plays his father.

The film, which is slated to release on Bakri-Eid, has received good response at the booking counters. The makers have booked around 3,000 screens across the country for the film's release. 

"Boss" also stars Danny Denzongpa, Johnny Lever, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit and Ronit Roy in important roles.