Akshaye Khanna is definitely one of the best actors we have in Bollywood, but the man is such a recluse. With no PR, no publicist, and no gossip about him floating around, it’s hard to decipher the guy. That’s why we were really happy to read a full fledged interview of his in Mumbai Mirror. Here are some interesting excerpts –
Whether they are factual or malicious, these rumours are natural because in India we are not used to actors disappearing on us suddenly. I don’t want to dwell on the four years except to say that there were personal issues that did not allow me to work. Yes, dad wasn’t well, but he is better now. The alcohol rumours are nonsense. I don’t gossip but I understand that when you are not around to clarify things, there is some loose talk,
I’m not getting married, I don’t plan to. I’m not cut out for it. My ‘aloneness’ is extremely valuable to me. I know I’m an oddball given that today 90 per cent of all human beings are extremely social, and I, for one, am a part of a profession which is not perceived to be for introverts, but I enjoy my personal space.
Once I was in front of the camera I felt like I was able to breathe again, there was a sense of belonging.
Please do more movies man!