Level 2 of Akshay Kumar's 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' kick started yesterday with its long list of women participants. Since the actor has been in the industry for close to a couple of decades now, does he feel that women have evolved over a period of time when it comes to stunts?
''I genuinely think if we had proper schools for stunt training and facilities where men and women could train, not only would our heroines be as tough as us heroes but our country would be healthier and more experienced'', declares Akshay, ''Most Indians don't know how to swim, though not due to any fault of their own because they are not given the opportunity to learn.''
Regarding the current bunch of actresses, Akshay says, ''As for actresses nowadays, they have a much tougher role to play; they are not all sari wearing beauties anymore. They have more demanding roles.''
He has an interesting statement to make about his reason for choosing Twinkle as his life partner. ''I didn't fall in love with my wife because she could dance around a tree; I fell for her strength as an independent woman. She kicked butt at school and she could do it now if she wanted. She is fearless to the outside world, and I think it's a great perception for women.''
Akshay also sets the expectations right about his own role in the show. He makes a clear indication that audiences should not be searching for him to hog the limelight as an action hero.
''If you want to see me in action then watch my movies. That's because 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' is about the 'Power of our sexes' and not about checking out that what is Akshay Kumar up to this time. My stunts are just a bonus and a little treat for my fans'', concludes Akshay with a smile.