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Akshay Kumar: Not doing films because I want to break some records

April 30, 2015 6:49:39 PM IST
By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial
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Gabbar Akshay Kumar is all set to take on corruption in his upcoming Bollywood film GABBAR IS BACK which is set to release this Friday, 1st May, 2015.


At an interview, ask the actor what made him pick a burning topic like corruption and he says, “Corruption is indeed a burning issue. I have never come across with anybody who is not being taken for a ride because of corruption, or who has bribed someone. There may be very few who would to say that he or she has not bribed anyone in their entire life. But at the end of the day the problem is that the work never gets accomplished; whether you get a passport, ration card or aadhar card made, people get trapped somewhere or the other because the life is so fast people don't bother much. This is a real and practical fact. However, Gabbar doesn't deal with those kinds of problems, Gabbar deals with the higher scam, which is up there, and is all about how to make an example out of them. It's about people who are doing scams worth crores, which actually affects common people.”

Further ask him if GABBAR IS BACK is a tribute to SHOLAY, he said, “There are 2-3 of them, otherwise this film or the character has got nothing to with the old SHOLAY. Let me tell you how we decided on the title Gabbar. The movie begins when my character is writing an unknown letter to the Commissioner stating that I am going to do violent and my name is…I don't know which name to put as I couldn't put my real name. So I am thinking and Sholay was going on in the background, I just look behind and the idea strikes and I write Gabbar and from there, the GABBAR journey started.”

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OMG! OH MY GOD!, HOLIDAY & others Bollywood movies have positive messages to give to the society, but people always tend to take wrong examples from the films. When asked Akshay about the same he said, “That is not what people are saying by the way, that is some of the media people trying to play mischief. But there are also some people who say different kind of things. But at the end of the day it's just a film, you watch the film and don't take it too personally. Whenever a man or a woman watches or reads something, he or she should always grasp what is good and right in that. Do not get into the wrong things. A film will always have a negative character - who will do bad things, will watch item songs, and so on - but you should not follow that, you have to follow the right path. So it is up to you, and it is basically your mentality that shows where you have to go.”

If we go by the reports, Bollywood has been going through a dry spell. When asked Akshay if GABBAR IS BACK will be able to break it, he said, “I am not doing films because I want to break some records; I am doing films because I enjoy doing different kinds of films. In my life, to be honest, I have earned a lot of money in my life. So what I want to now do is something which makes sense and is a different take.”

Directed by Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Shabina Khan, GABBAR IS BACK also stars Shruti Haasan, Sunil Grover & others.


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