Manoj Ku­mar is happy to be com­pared to Akki

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mak­ing many com­pare him to veteran ac­tor Manoj Ku­mar (far left), the orig­i­nal pa­tri­otic hero. When asked about Akshay Ku­mar tak­ing his legacy of ‘Bharat’ for­ward through the kind of roles and ef­forts he is mak­ing, Manoj Ku­mar shares he is happy with the com­par­i­son. “I am glad I am com­pared with some­one as hand­some and tal­ented as Akshay. I never in­tended to be a di­rec­tor in the first place. I be­came one by de­fault when dur­ing Sha­heed I had to di­rect the film un­of­fi­cially. Then Lal Ba­hadur Shas­tri raised the slo­gan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. That’s how I made Up­kar,” says Manoj Ku­mar, who had done films such as Purab Aur Pachchim, Kranti and Roti Ka­pada Aur Makaan.

Speak­ing of his pa­tri­otic zeal Manoj Ku­mar says, “I give credit for my suc­cess to my par­ents.”

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