Namastey london is a 2007 bollywood film. the romantic comedy film is directed by vipul amrutlal shah and stars akshay kumar and katrina kaif. it also stars rishi kapoor, upen patel and clive standen in supporting roles. riteish deshmukh has a cameo role in the film. the concept of indians being born in foreign nations and forgetting their indian roots and instead trying to become like people of that nation is drawn from the manoj kumar starrer purab aur paschim.