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Akshay Kumar: I don't think hard work pays

August 17, 2016 9:56:47 AM IST
By Ruchita Mishra, Glamsham Editorial
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Akshay Kumar is indeed riding high as this year has been quite successful for him with AIRLIFT, HOUSEFULL3 and now RUSTOM is on the verge to collect 100 crores. Akshay is surely one of the most versatile actors Bollywood has he can play any role with ease and not to forget his charm has got him into giving blockbuster. As RUSTOM is heading towards being a huge success, we settled with Khiladi Akshay Kumar for an interview where he speaks about success of his films and throws light upon his next JOLLY LLB 2 and also how youngsters should save marriage.

Excerpts from the interview:

The movie has garnered huge success, what do you have to say?
I am not the distributor, I don't count numbers. I am glad the movie is doing well and people liked it. For me success can't be measured, today my movies work, tomorrow it might not. We want to make stuff done by Hollywood that is what true success lies in. I also feel that RUSTOM has created a new genre which and now film makers can explore with real stories.

Despite clash with Hrithrik Roshan starrer MOHENJO DARO, your film RUSTOM could win over. Comment on it.
I don't take it as a clash, it's a wrong word. I want everyone's movie should be successful in the industry. Only when the movies will be successful the industry will succeed. We are neighbours, we eat together and we talk as well.

B-town actively and quirkly promoted your movie what is your take on this?
I am happy that the industry came forward, its good. There are so many actors who promoted the movie with whom I haven't worked as well. I feel everyone should promote each other's film.


With back-to-back successful films, how do you gauge your career?
Today my four films have done film and its successful that's why you are asking me, my next 14 films will flop then you will ask me why it flopped? I don't think hard work pays I believe luck plays a major role. Every actor works. But there are so many strugglers who struggle are they not hardworking? Luck is 70 percent while the other 30 percent is hard work.

You recently stole the Kapil Sharma show by hosting it
I just hosted a chunk of it and it was Kapil's bigness to let me do this. We all love Kapil's show. My family watches his show. He is a master at his job, it's a cult show.

With the growth rate of divorce happening what is your take on this situation, should youngsters save the marriage?
It depends on how much is your love or for how long have you married, the amount of time that has been invested, questions like is it worth breaking now? Is the mistake pardonable? I believe one must forgive each other and start afresh. If possible leave and move on, post which the relationship will strengthen.

What is the best compliment that you have received?
It was from a guy from Air Force and he said, Akhay you are looking sundar.

You have donated money to Jawans, what do you have to say?
I haven't donated them money they were shown in light during the movie promotions and I am glad, media gave them due recognition and respect but I thought of being practical and decided to give them money. We should be realistic you need money to run the house; Hence I gave 5 lacs to them.

There are several movies that have been leaked so did RUSTOM, what should one do to stop the leak?
We can't do anything my movie is nothing special, everyone's movie is being leaked. The only way to stop it is that people shouldn't download it.

As you are shooting for the next film, JOLLY LLB 2 tell us something about your role?
I am lawyer and there is a tint of comic touch to my role, that's all I can say now.

There are reports that you have signed Divya khosla Kumar's next?
I don't know where this is coming from .I haven't signed anything.

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