AK­SHAY KU­MAR :

I MAKE FILMS THAT MEAN SOME­THING TO ME

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Through the ’90s, he was fa­mous for be­ing the true-blue ac­tion star of In­dian cinema. But since then, Ak­shay Ku­mar has also proved his met­tle in the comic genre. Of late though, the ac­tor has been ex­tremely ver­sa­tile when it comes to his film choices.

“It’s sim­ple. The days have passed where I felt the need to prove my worth through my suc­cess. Now, I make films that mean some­thing to me. “They may be emo­tion­carry al, a soor cial mes­sage, they could just be a laugh­good­hearted ter riot with hu­mour for the fam­ily,” says Ak­shay.

For the last few years, he

has been a part of films that have

di­verse themes, like OMG: Oh My God (2012), Spe­cial 26 (2013), Baby (2015), the House­full se­ries, Brothers (2015), and most re­cently, Air­lift, among oth­ers. But the ac­tor main­tains he has never been afraid to make such var­ied choices.

“Fear is fuel for the soul. If we don’t fear our ac­tions, we will get lazy in our en­deav­ours.

“Ver­sa­tile roles are what keep me on my toes, and the day I get com­pla­cent with my work, it will be the end of me,” he says. In a lat­est devel­op­ment, Ak­shay has taken a dif­fer­ent route again. Re­port­edly, he is play­ing the bad­die in the se­quel to Ro­bot (2010), which stars su­per­star Ra­jinikanth. “Right now, I am still so ex­cited be­cause of the op­por­tu­ni­ties that are be­ing given to me. “I al­most can’t wait for what my di­rec­tors have in store for me next, as it keeps me on my toes all the time,” says the ac­tor, who will also be seen in Rus­tom, and the third in­stal­ment of the hit comic se­ries, House­full. “I only work to make my fam­ily happy and my fans ful­filled. Suc­cess comes and goes like the wind. “But films that touch even the small­est of crowds can some­times last for­ever,” he says.

‘I only work to make my fam­ily happy and my fans ful­filled. Suc­cess comes and goes like the wind. But films that touch even the small­est of crowds can some­times last for­ever.’

Ak­shay Ku­mar

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