Stars and their fun­jabi mo­ments

Ak­shay Ku­mar, Lara Dutta, Amy Jack­son and Prab­hud­heva brought the house down with wit and dance moves

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - COM­PILED BY SANYA SINGH

It was a laugh riot when the team of Singh is Bli­ing — ac­tors Ak­shay Ku­mar, Lara Dutta and Amy Jack­son — vis­ited HT City along with the film’s di­rec­tor Prab­hd­heva to meet the win­ners of HT City Stars in the City con­test. All the win­ners were ‘Singhs’ and ‘Kaurs’. The stars shared in­ter­est­ing anec­dotes from the sets in a fun chat with Sonal Kalra, Na­tional Editor, en­ter­tain­ment and lifestyle. Ex­cerpts: Ak­shay, does the con­cept of a 100 crore film bother you?

Ak­shay: It has never been about how much a movie earns. A movie like Oh My God! (2012) did won­ders and a lot of peo­ple started say­ing no to idol wor­ship. I en­joy this much more than the money that a film makes. But if the movie does well and crores and crores come in, it is good as we get a chance to make a much big­ger film. Amy, what was your re­ac­tion when you were of­fered a Prab­hud­heva di­rec­to­rial along­side Ak­shay and Lara?

Amy: It was over­whelm­ing and com­pletely un­ex­pected. And to work with Ak­shay and Prabhu sir af­ter they made a film like Rowdy Rathore (2012) ... it was a dream pro­ject. I love my char­ac­ter. I fell in love with the sto­ry­line. Lara, we are see­ing you now on-screen af­ter two years. What has been keep­ing you busy?

Lara: Well, moth­er­hood for one. It’s all-con­sum­ing. But I am thrilled to be a part of this film. You know, it’s tough to leave a three-year-old and step out of the house and give 35-40 days to a film. It’s a huge com­mit­ment as a mother. Prabhu, this is a suc­cess­ful fran­chise. Some­body else di­rected the first part (Singh Is Kinng; 2008). Are there a lot of ex­pec­ta­tions when you step into some­thing that has al­ready made a mark?

Prabhu: Ac­tu­ally, it is not a se­quel. It has noth­ing to do with Singh Is Kinng. It’s a new thing. Amy, how well do you know Hindi?

Amy:

I’m learn­ing Hindi. I’ve done Tamil and Tel­ugu films so Hindi’s def­i­nitely not a fear for me. I know that I’ll learn the lan­guage prop­erly and that’s the next step. Ak­shay, How do you shuf­fle your time be­tween films, fam­ily and your fit­ness regime? Well, it’s very easy. When I get up in the morn­ing, they (fam­ily) are all sleep­ing, so that’s the time I get time for my­self. Then we have a rule in the house that we must have at least one meal of the day to­gether, whether it’s lunch, break­fast or din­ner. I don’t work more than eight hours a day, and Sun­days are off. Also, I’m only al­lowed to do four films a year.

I’m learn­ing Hindi. I’ve done Tamil films and Tel­ugu films so Hindi’s def­i­nitely not a fear for me

Amy Jack­son, ac­tor

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