Akshay Kumar‘s journey in Bollywood is an inspiration to many. The Khiladi who started as an action hero is today known as the most bankable star. Yes, in a career spanning over two decades the actor has faced innumerable high’s and lows but has always come up smiling.But somewhere the actor who is loved by his fans feels that he has still has not got his dues as an actor.
While talking to a leading publication, Akshay said, “I still haven’t got my due as an actor from the industry, I just got the National Award.”
Talking about receiving the Padma Shri, the actor said, “That is recognition from the government, not the industry.
Speaking about his association with his producers he said, “I’m friends with every producer and director I work with. Our association is not limited to the films we’re doing that point in time. There are directors with whom I have had three flops, yet I have trusted them with the fourth film. A lot of people didn’t give up on me, so I don’t give up on the director if a film doesn’t work.”
Just before his film is about to release or on the day of the film’s release the actor takes off to a place to detach himself from the box office response of his movies. The actor said, “Well, anyone would be nervous, but I’m lucky that I get to experience it three-four times a year. I feel less nervous than those who have only one film a year because then, the pressure is more. At the most, I’ll be sad till the weekend. Also, it’s not that I want to vanish when my film releases, as some sections of the media report. For example, I’ve taken a 15-day break from the schedule of ‘Gold’ in London, to promote ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’. Once this film releases, I’ll return and resume shooting as people are waiting for me there.”
Akshay is currently busy with the promotions of ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ which is slated to release on August 11, 2017.