Bollywood has a lot to learn from southern cinema: Akshay Kumar
National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film 2.0 in Dubai, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. “I have done 130 films (in Bollywood) and 2.0 was my 131st film. I can only say that during the making of those 130 films, I got to learn little from every film, but I was learning throughout the shooting of 2.0. There’s a lot that we have to learn from South because they work in unity and respect each other’s talent; we have to learn that,” he added. Akshay, along with filmmaker S Shankar, megastar Rajinikanth, Oscarwinning composer AR Rahman, actor Amy Jackson, and producer Allirajah Subaskaran, attended the audio launch of the 3D sci-fi movie on Friday. “Rajini sir is the real superstar. I would like to thank Shankar sir for giving me the opportunity of working with a legend like Rajinikanth. I could’ve never imagined that I’ll get a chance to work in such a big film like 2.0,” Akshay said. A sequel to the 2010 Tamil blockbuster Enthiran, the film 2.0 will have Akshay essaying the prime antagonist. The film is slated to be released in early 2018.
There’s a lot that we have to learn from the southern film industry. They work in unity and respect each other’s talent AKSHAY KUMAR, ACTOR