April 23, 2010 07:50:22 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
As is already known by one and all by now, Akshay Kumar enacts a character which is termed as a 'panauti' (someone who brings bad luck) in the Sajid Khan directed HOUSEFULL. Still, one has to give him credit here because despite his macho image, he has attempted playing an average Joe in recent times. While last year it was CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, not so many moons back he had also done JAAN-E-MANN where he had played a geek. In the latter film which was directed by Shirish Kunder, Akshay had played a loser.
What's the difference this time around in case of HOUSEFULL where he is playing a loser again?
"There are no similarities whatsoever", Akshay immediately replies, "You should remember that in JAAN-E-MANN, I was re-enacting a childhood geek. On the other hand in HOUSEFULL, I am literally playing the unluckiest guy on planet. Can you imagine the plight I go through in the film? You name it and you got it. I get kicked, punched, burnt alive, run over, dumped, thrown out, spanked and even drowned in the film. And that's not all as there is a lot more. That's how unfortunate I am!"
Despite mixed response coming his way for his characterization and performance in JAAN-E-MANN, Akshay can comment today on a much lighter note, "Thank God for no Afro wigs or braces this time around. Repeating that would have been really something in HOUSEFULL".