‘Hard work pays off eventually’
Actor Akshay Kumar credits the cast, screenplay and teamwork for the success of Jolly LLB 2
Actor Akshay Kumar (below) says the business aspect of a film doesn’t interest him much, as he has made enough money and now wants to focus on content and characters. With Jolly LLB 2 earning Rs 100.37 crore at the box office, Akshay has delivered back to back hits like Singh Is Bliing, Airlift, Housefull 3, and Rustom.
“For me, the love of my audience is more important than the business. I think, I have earned enough money. It is also important to get the right script, character, director and studio. It was my first experience with them and I would want to do more films with them,” Akshay said.
In the sequel of the 2013 hit film, Jolly LLB, Akshay is playing the role of a lawyer and he says for his role he was fully dependent on director Subhash Kapoor. “I have never dealt with lawyers, as I never got into any legal trouble. Subhash Kapoor explained to me everything because he was a political journalist before turning director. So, he had covered cases and knew how it works.” Despite delivering hit films on the trot, the 49-year-old actor doesn’t think he understands the mindset of the audience.
“I don’t think I have managed to catch audience’s pulse... it is just a phase and your hard work pays off eventually. Many people make good films but they don’t do well. But they always think that they are making Mughal-e Azam or Pakeezaah. But it does not happen... some films work, others don’t.”
Akshay credits teamwork and screenplay for the success of the sequel. “Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor, they are the biggest pillars of the film. Huma Qureshi and Sayani Gupta have also done a wonderful job. I always used to crack this joke on the sets that Subhash has got six actors from NSD and four actors from FTII and I am the only one who is from Khalsa College,” he said.
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