The Entertainment actor opens up on the movie review culture in Bollywood
Akshay Kumar has revealed that he does not find it difficult to do three-four films a year and at the same time can easily find time for family.
“I have been doing this since 24 years, I don’t think why I should stop it. I don’t find difficulty. I work eight hours a day. I take maximum holidays in film industry and manage to do three-four films a year and release it.
“A lot of time I have been asked about gap between my films. A film takes approximately 60 days, then for four films it takes 240 days. There are 365 days in a year so there are remaining 125 days to holiday,” Akshay said. This year so far Akshay had two releases – Holiday and Entertainment. His film Shaukeen will be releasing in November. His other upcoming releases include Gabbar, Baby, Singh Is Bling, Brothers and Airlift.
Despite doing multiple projects at a time, Akshay, 46, consciously tries to work in different kind of movies. “I love to juggle between various genres. I love the fact that I can do all the genres and it makes me very happy that people accept me in films like Oh My God, Special 26, Holiday and Entertainment,” Akshay said.
“It is not necessary to keep switching to various genres to survive in the industry as there are actors who are working on one or two genres and are surviving in the industry. I think it is a personal choice,” he said. “When I joined film industry, I started with action films, but then after sometime I was bored seeing myself doing the same stuff. When I am bored then others will also get bored. So I switched to romance, comedy and did negative roles. I try to do different stuff to entertain people,” he said. Akshay’s last two films – Holiday and Entertainment – have managed to get good response both from the critics and audience.
But he thinks film critics should write review of a movie two-three days after its release. “As you are writing about a film, so you should know about filmmaking… Lot of people write it down the way they want to. We will get right perspective (on reviews) through a person who knows about film-making. It is important to give right angle to audience. It should happen (like the way it is in Hollywood),” Akshay said.
“It is very nice in Hollywood where you are allowed to talk about the film on Monday, till then let the film breathe on its own. Stop telling people what the film is about…Write about the film on Monday after talking to audience, get their reaction. In South, there is no trend about reviews,” he said.
Akshay is one actor who has hardly been involved in any controversy. “I never get angry. I never understand the fact why fight or get into controversy or why pass a comment. Like when I see a film and even if I don’t like it I say it was a good film. I think it is not right on my part to say anything on anyone’s work,” he added.