'This is the first time I have worked with Mithun Da. He's a classic actor and a very warm human being. It was a pleasure to work with him.
'I used to connect with him as a father figure and it was very touching. I hope the audience feels it too by watching the film,' Akshay added.
'Chandni Chowk To China', which also stars Deepika Padukone, released Friday to disappointing reviews.