Akshay Kumar has explored and aced almost all the genres of Bollywood. Be it an action film like Khiladi or comedy like Bhool Bhulaiya or a high voltage romantic drama like Dhadkan, Akshay Kumar has proved his mettle, establishing himself as a versatile actor in the industry.at the box office, Akshay time and again becomes the subject of memes for his film choices.
In an interview HT, Akshay opened up about the same and said,
“No matter what I do, whatever I do next my last efforts are forgotten. When I do comedy, I’m called mindless; when I do action, I’m called repetitive; when I do patriotic films; I become a biopic meme. Basically, when I do anything, someone has something to say as if I’m not trying to be the ‘most diverse man’ in the industry at the moment.”
Akshay has a wide variety of films lined up for release in the next couple of years. He will be seen in Housefull 4, Good News, Sooryavanshi, Laxxmi Bomb and Bachchan Pandey.
Speaking of his upcoming line-up, Akshay said, “I can’t tell you how much this line-up excites me. It’s every actor’s dream to live such a diverse life on the big screen. Comedy, romedy, action, drama, masala… I’m in role-play heaven. I’m more than blessed to do what I do, that’s what makes me give my best”.
Even after having such an impressive filmography, unlike his contemporaries, Akshay hasn’t yet joined the Rs. 300 crore club.
“But I make enough movies to employ so many people, to generate so much money for my industry, to entertain the masses as often as I can. No matter how much I do, I still want to do more. Some see it as greedy; I see it as hungry to give whilst I still can,” he said.
Referring to his recent film, Mission Mangal, which has crossed the 200 crore mark, Akshay said, “The minute I do a comedy even after a science-based block buster, one can only imagine the questions in my next set of interviews… ‘Aren’t you tired of doing comedies?’ I will never tire of doing comedies; they’re my Ride or Die and it’s already been too long even if it’s only been three years (laughs).”
When asked if he plans to slow down in his career anytime soon, Akshay said,
“Oh God no! I didn’t even slow down on my holiday this year. My work is my oxygen, my family are my heartbeat and entertaining is in my blood. I know one day I will have to [slow down], but until that day comes I’m going to keep calm and carry on.”