Why so many songs? Ak­shay Ku­mar’s son wants to know

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Medha Shri Dahiya medha. dahiya@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Ak­shay Ku­mar has some soul­ful num­bers to his credit, such as Falak Tak Chal Saath (Tashan) and Mere Nishaan (OMG – Oh My God!). At the same time, he has many chart­busters, which may not be high on lyri­cal value, for in­stance, Papa Toh Band Ba­jaye (House­full 2) and Hookah Bar (Khi­ladi 786). Nev­er­the­less, his films are known to be high on mu­sic. How­ever, Khi­ladi Ku­mar has a critic at home. His 12-year-old son, Aarav.

“When Aarav watches films, he of­ten won­ders as to why there are so many songs in Hindi films. He says, ‘Why do these he­roes and hero­ines keep break­ing into song and dance (laughs)’. Then I tell him that some­times a song is im­por­tant to take the story for­ward, and some­times for en­ter­tain­ment,” says the 47-year-old ac­tor.

How­ever, Aarav ab­so­lutely loves watch­ing his dad beat up the bad guys on the sil­ver screen. “When he watches my films, he laughs a lot and gets very happy when he sees me beat up the goons,” says Ak­shay, who has de­liv­ered two of the high­est gross­ing films of this year — Gab­bar is Back and Baby, and he is al­ready ready with an ac­tion-drama.

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