NOT ‘CUT OUT’ FOR MARRIAGE
Actor Akshaye Khanna tells you just why he can’t imagine himself ever tying the knot
I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with the same person day in and out. Marriage is inconceivable, he says I wish Saif (Ali Khan) and Kareena (Kapoor Khan) well. I hope their baby is healthy. They are beautiful artists AKSHAYE KHANNA, ACTOR
Don’t even try convincing Akshaye Khanna to get hitched... like ever! From being “scared” of the thought of tying the knot in his thirties, the 41-year-old actor is now clear he’s just not “cut out” for it. But what is it that makes him dislike the institution of marriage?
“I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with the same person day in and day out. It (marriage) is just inconceivable for me,” says Akshaye, who is thrilled to make his comeback to Bollywood after four years, with a film alongside Varun Dhawan and John Abraham. He was last seen on the silver screen in the 2012 film Gali Gali Chor Hai.
“I had a few personal issues that didn’t allow me to take on any work. Not being able to act was painful time to go through. Now, I’m back. I feel I’m breathing again,” he says.
In an interview recently, Akshaye had admitted he went through a “bad phase” in his career. Ask him if he expected his journey to be smoother, considering he’s the son of veteran actor Vinod Khanna, and he says, “I didn’t even know what to expect. I was naive and clueless. You can be anybody’s son or daughter, but it’s the audience that accepts or rejects you. I feel the urge to tell aspiring actors, especially star kids, whether they have considered the possibility of rejection. It will stay with you for the rest of your life, and that’s not pleasant. You have to be blessed to be able to have a successful and long career in Bollywood.”
The actor adds that the fear of living up to their parents’ stardom is too overpowering. “It takes over everything. But I don’t let it affect me. I never aspired to be a big star like my father. I can’t allow the comparison with him to bother me,” says Akshaye, who worked with actor Saif Ali Khan in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kareena Kapoor Khan in Hulchul (2004), and has a message for the to-be parents: “I wish them well. I hope their baby is healthy. They are beautiful artists.”