FILHALL IS A VERYSPECIAL SONG FOR ME: AKSHAY
Actor Akshay Kumar seems to have his Midas touch on point with his last few films raking in big moolah at the box office. And, people are already stanning his latest project, music video Filhall, that releases today. We get talking to the actor about why he chose to do it, and if this debut had him nervous:
People generally feature in music videos to get noticed by filmmakers hoping they will bag a film or two. Why did you decide to do a music video, when you are probably the best-selling actor at the box office?
That’s a good question
I guess it’s living proof that I love my work, no matter how big or small I am or an idea is, I do it because I want to. This melody touched me in unbelievable ways. The lyrics and the treatment were put together so beautifully that there was no way I was going to pass up on this opportunity. I didn’t want to be sitting in my van watching TV one day, wishing I had been a part of something but thinking I was too established to be a part of it. Never; that’s just not me. If something touches our hearts, I think we should all be brave enough to acknowledge it and do something about it...
Since this was your music video debut, any debut jitters?
I wouldn’t really call it jitters but there was a sense of excitement as it’s my first music video. So I wanted to give it my best. Also, there was a sense of déjà vu. The way I’m dressed reminded me of my look in Namastey London, a film which is my forever favourite. Also, we’ve shot bits of Filhall in Punjab, so there were quite a few similarities. Hence, the entire video had this feel-good factor for me.
The song is a heart-wrenching love story. And B Praak would be singing this again for you, after Teri Mitti. Tell us more about the song and your collaboration with B Praak?
B Praak’s voice touches the depths of your soul like very few can. That is what he did in Teri Mitti (the actor’s March release, Kesari) and that is what he has done in Filhall. It moved me…the lyrics, the voice, the music…so much so that I wanted to be a part of it in some way, so here I am, despite being in the industry for so many years, making my music video debut with Filhall.
A still from Akshay Kumar and Nupur Sanon’s music video