Joker is an 2012 Hindi comedy science fiction film directed by Shirish Kunder, and also his second directorial venture after Jaan-E-Mann. The film stars Akshay Kumar opposite Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. This was the second film in which Sinha paired opposite Kumar after Rowdy Rathore (2012). The film released worldwide on 31 August 2012, and received mixed to negative response upon release. The film was flopped at the box office . The trailer of the film revealed on 11 July 2012, and also in cinemas along with Cocktail.