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Akshay: People's negative opinions don't affect me

July 27, 2010 03:02:11 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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KHATTA MEETHA has released and Akshay has yet again been accused of being repetitive. Is there something that he may do soon that would help people go quiet for a good time at least?

"Go quiet? Now that's impossible", Akshay comes up with a hearty laugh here, "I could have played a one armed blind man and people would still say that I was playing the same old character doing the same old scripts. It's okay, people's negative opinions don't affect me really, they amuse me a lot, though. It keeps me focused. I know that in HOUSEFULL, I played a very straight faced, unlucky, useless and an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) kind of a character. Not once in my career have I played all of that in one movie, if at all. Still, people are free to say what they want."

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Continuing in the same vein, he adds, "I literally try and change just about everything I can in all my movies. However, if it's my face that people want to change then I'm afraid I can't afford plastic surgery (smiles). Anyway I can assure you that my next bunch of movies is so versatile that I am actually looking forward to hearing what people have to say next."

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Well Akshay, with ACTION REPLAAY, PATIALA HOUSE, TEES MAAR KHAN and THANK YOU to follow, we are waiting as well. Coming back to KHATTA MEETHA, the film had an unconventional subject with an unconventional setting. Was it a conscious decision on Akshay's part also to do something like this so that he could break away from 'Mr. Smart - I Know It All' image that he has gained in last half-a-decade?

"I am sorry, can you please repeat that," says Akshay in mock humour, "Honestly, I wasn't aware that I was labelled with such an incorrect tag line. 'Mr. Smart' did you say? I think you are referring to someone else! As for 'I Know It All' image then well, people couldn't be further from the truth."