This Article is From May 24, 2012

Rowdy Akshay back in action, on demand

Rowdy Akshay back in action, on demand

Highlights

  • After a gap of almost seven years, actor Akshay Kumar, who is back in action with his soon-to-be released Rowdy Rathore, says he deliberately left doing such movies and chose to return to the genre only because of the audience demand.
  • Even when he was not in action, Akshay was receiving offers, but he stayed away as the audience had started liking his comic avatar.
  • "I had got many offers in between...but I deliberately left it. It took seven years for me to come back to action because I wanted to take break from that. I did action films for say about 14-15 years. I know it was a big break. It is not because of any film that attracted me that I am doing action again. It has nothing to do with the trend as well," Akshay said in an interview.
  • "Audience like comedy films so I did that. We are like products whatever audience like we get that for them. Audience like when Shahrukh is romancing so he is doing it. Now they want to see action, so I am doing this," he said.
  • Back in 1990s, Akshay Kumar began his acting career with action films like Khiladi, Waqt Humara Hai, Mohra, Suhaag, Elaan and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi.
  • He took a break to star in romantic, comedy and drama movies and gave hits like Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Dhadkan, Hera Pheri, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Garam Masala, Hey Babyy, Welcome, Singh is Kinng', Housefull, Ek Rishta, and Waqt respectively.
  • "I think just because you have done a dozen of comedy films does not mean you know comedy. Comedy, action, horror, suspense, drama are all different genres in which the more you get into it, the more you will discover. There are various branches in every genre," Akshay said.
  • "Action has changed so much in Bollywood. I just try learning new things all the time," he said.
  • "I think no better launch for me than Rowdy Rathore. It is a raw action film directed by one of the best action directors, Prabhu Deva. The action in this film is differentit is raw action, which I have never did. I have always done martial arts and more technicality of action. But this is a street fight," he said.
  • When the promos of Rowdy Rathore were out, similarities were drawn with Salman Khan starrer Dabangg.
  • "When our film is compared to a super hit film then its a good thing. It is good that the film is not compared with a flop one," Akshay said.
  • Releasing on June 1, Rowdy Rathore produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and directed by Prabhu Deva also stars Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.
Mumbai: After a gap of almost seven years,actor Akshay Kumar, who is back in action with his soon-to-bereleased Rowdy Rathore, says he deliberately left doing suchmovies and chose to return to the genre only because of theaudience demand.

Even when he was not in action, Akshay was receivingoffers, but he stayed away as the audience had started likinghis comic avatar.

"I had got many offers in between...but I deliberatelyleft it. It took seven years for me to come back to actionbecause I wanted to take break from that. I did action filmsfor say about 14-15 years. I know it was a big break. It isnot because of any film that attracted me that I am doingaction again. It has nothing to do with the trend as well,"Akshay said in an interview.

"Audience like comedy films so I did that. We are likeproducts whatever audience like we get that for them. Audiencelike when Shahrukh is romancing so he is doing it. Now theywant to see action, so I am doing this," he said.

Back in 1990s, Akshay Kumar began his acting career withaction films like Khiladi, Waqt Humara Hai, Mohra,Suhaag, Elaan and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi.

He took a break to star in romantic, comedy and dramamovies and gave hits like Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Dhadkan,Hera Pheri, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Garam Masala, HeyBabyy, Welcome, Singh is Kinng', Housefull, Ek Rishta,and Waqt respectively.

"I think just because you have done a dozen of comedyfilms does not mean you know comedy. Comedy, action, horror,suspense, drama are all different genres in which the more youget into it, the more you will discover. There are variousbranches in every genre," Akshay said.

"Action has changed so much in Bollywood. I justtry learning new things all the time," he said.

"I think no better launch for me than Rowdy Rathore.It is a raw action film directed by one of the best actiondirectors, Prabhu Deva. The action in this film isdifferentit is raw action, which I have never did. I havealways done martial arts and more technicality of action. Butthis is a street fight," he said.

When the promos of Rowdy Rathore were out,similarities were drawn with Salman Khan starrer Dabangg.

"When our film is compared to a super hit film then its a goodthing. It is good that the film is not compared with a flopone," Akshay said.

Releasing on June 1, Rowdy Rathore produced bySanjay Leela Bhansali and directed by Prabhu Deva also starsSonakshi Sinha in the lead.