If Akshay Kumar is mighty excited about the prospects of his upcoming film SPECIAL 26, he is making no attempts to hide that. With the Neeraj Pandey film carrying wonderful reports and all around thoughts being quite positive about the film, the common sentiment is that Akshay Kumar is redefining himself with the film. One wonders whether that indeed was Akshay’s endeavour when he signed the film.
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”Absolutely 100%, you have hit the nail right on the head and hopefully so have I,” smiles Akshay, ‘I did this film purely to push my boundaries as an actor, start from scratch, go back to the acting school and surrender myself as a man to my director. I wanted to become the character that Neeraj Pandeyji clearly saw in me, even when I didn’t.’
His confidence in the film shows as he continues to talk about the whole ‘reinvention drive’ that he took this time around.
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‘That’s what’s so great about surrendering yourself to a role; instead of feeling weak or vulnerable, this film has lent a new light on cinema for me in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this kind of shoot and that too with the utmost respect for all who were involved. It is a sign that when I hang up my ‘Action Cloak’ and put my ‘Clown Suit’ back in the box, I have an even bigger trick up my sleeve i.e. ‘acting’,” says Akshay with a wide grin before signing off.
SPECIAL 26 releases all over this Friday.