'When I Do Comedy, I’m Called Mindless And When I Do Action, I’m Called Repetitive' - Akshay Kumar

Shubanka Sridhar , 21 Sep 2019
Akshay Kumar (Source: Instagram | @akshaykumar)
Akshay Kumar (Source: Instagram | @akshaykumar)

When it comes to his role and movies, Akshay Kumar has been one actor who can say he has done it all – be it action, romance, comedy or drama. The versatile actor is known for working on 3-4 projects a year, in a time when most actors do just one. Highly disciplined and hard-working, Akshay manages to do that with ease. But, when talking about the public perception of him changing with every film, Akshay says that people very easily label or typecast him even though he is trying to take on diverse roles.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay says that people give him immense love and respect when he does a film like Mission Mangal. But when he goes on to do a Housefull 4 next, they don’t necessarily react the same way.

He says:

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.

He adds that when people ask him if he gets bored of doing comedy, he says he will never get tired of it, and that it is his Ride or Die.

Akshay has Housefull 4, Good Newwz, Laxxmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi and Bachchan Pandey in the pipeline. Yes, those are a good bunch of films, and only Akshay can take on so much and do justice to it!

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