Be it doing full action-masala films, or a champion of social causes, the actor has taken on several diverse avatars in his Bollywood career. Talking about this in an interview, he had said, “I was only getting action films and I really wanted to try different genres and roles. Then things slowly changed; I was offered ‘Hera Pheri’ by Priyadarshan and I also did films like ‘Sangharsh’, ‘Jaanwar’, ‘Ek Rishta’ and ‘Dhadkan’, which helped me change my image.
Actor Akshay Kumar
Now, I’m doing social films, there’s a horror comedy in the pipeline, there’s ‘Sooryavanshi’, ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ and ‘Mission Mangal’ (where I play a scientist). I’ll keep jumping from one genre to the other, I enjoy doing that.” But things were not easy always; Akshay said that at one point in his career, he felt ashamed that he was doing similar kind of films.
“There was a time in my career when I used to feel ashamed of myself because I was doing similar kind of films which involved action. So once I got opportunity to dabble into various genres, I started enjoying my work. Since the last 12 years, I have got a chance to keep on changing my image as an actor. So, I feel it is not a tough thing for me.”
On the work font, Akshay has just finished shooting for ‘Good News’, with Kareena Kapoor Khan. The comedy, directed by debutant Raj Mehta. The actor also has films like “Housefull 4” “Mission Mangal“, in his basket.