The director-actor duo has given blockbuster comedy hits like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and De Dana Dana, and will begin working on their next project later next year.
“It is a comedy. I'm currently writing it and will start working on it next year around September-October," Priyadarshan told PTI.
"Fortunately Akshay Kumar
has not been doing many comedies. He did this Housefull 4 and it didn't do really well, the way he wanted it to be," he added.
The filmmaker said after south superstar Mohanlal, Akshay is the only actor he feels comfortable working with.
"I've done so many films with him. I have done 47 films with Mohanlal and after him, Akshay became the most comfortable person for me to work with because he completely trusts me. He doesn't ask what I'm making. He doesn't want to know what I'm doing. He asks me 'Sir are you excited?' and I say 'yes' and we just start working.
That confidence is there so I have a responsibility towards him. He trusts me so much that I make sure it works. That trust works well for us. He always says he learns a lot while working with me. His body language has become better. He has evolved a lot. We did Khatta Meetha and after that, he started playing a lot of these middle-class characters like Padman and others."
Priyadarshan said he will start working with Akshay after finishing Hungama 2.