Akshay Kumar is the most celebrated superstar in the country. But, his journey to Bollywood hasn’t been too easy. He had his share of struggles too. He was made to feel an outcast. Talking about the same, he said to a leading Indian entertainment portal, “Yes, I was made to feel (outcast). I remember while doing a two-hero film, my three-four films didn’t work, but his (the other hero) did. We were having an equal role, but he gets a suite room and I get a single room. He gets an amazing car, but I get that ‘you come in the bus,’ yes it really happens.”
As his films started to work wonders at the box office, things certainly changed for the actor. He said, “If my films work, I would get a bigger room. Sometimes from business class, I was shifted to the first class when my films were running. When my films were doing exceptionally well, I would get a private jet as well.”
As Akshay is set for the release of his movie Padman which chronicles about the life of the low cost sanitary napkin inventor Arunachalam Muruganantham, Akshay was asked to share his thoughts about starring in a movie which deals with the subject of menstruation. The actor said, “If you change nothing, nothing will change. It’s not about being bold, but about breaking taboos that hold us back. I have lived with women all my life, yet I have learnt more about the topic while making this film than ever before. I do not mind who I offend or whose stomach I turn by being bold, this is not the Stone Age; menstruating is natural.”
Padman will release on January 25.