Akshay Kumar is one actor who has always experimented with different subjects and characters on the big screen. From playing a PadMan to doing a gay character in Dishoom to portraying a character of a man who gets possessed by a transgender in Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay clearly is the star who gives his fans something new and different in every film.
Recently, during a media interaction when Akshay was asked if he has ever been conscious about his image and how many times he has been advised to not do such work, the actor said, “I have been advised a lot of times. I was even advised not to do Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, I was advised not to do PadMan. I have got advice from the big people in the industry. It doesn’t matter how much my role is, I want to be a part of a film which is a great film. If it’s a great film and even my role is small I am fine with it. When I did Khakee it was a very small role, I die after the interval. I have done many roles where I don’t have a heroine with me. But this kind of thinking is not there in Hollywood, it’s here only.”
Further while talking about an actor (he didn’t name him), Akshay revealed, “I will tell you about an actor who is doing a two-hero subject. He amazingly said to the producer that first, his solo poster will come and then after a week a poster featuring both of them. I want to show that I am the main and then him. So, that thinking is about the poster, one solo poster of mine should come first. I was quite shocked to listen to this.”
When asked if this is the reason that we don’t get to see superstars together in a film, the actor said, “Earlier, there used to be films like this. I have done it. Me, Saif, Suniel Shetty, we have done it. Now one person is not ready to work with another.” When probed him if it is because of the insecurity, Akshay said, “I don’t know why. But I would request them to do a two-hero subject, to do a three-hero subject. It doesn’t matter do a four-hero subject, but if you like the script and if you like the role, do it. I fail to understand why they don’t get into it. I have done a seven-hero film, Jaani Dushman (laughs).”
Akshay is currently busy with the promotions of Mission Mangal which also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, and Sharman Joshi. The film is slated to release on 15th August 2019.