Having spent almost two decades in the industry, Akshay Kumar is one of the most bankable actors today. While many big actors' films are tanking at the box office, Akshay's films not only makes big bucks but also are loved and appreciated by the viewers for the social message they often have.
But when a successful actor like him feels that he hasn't got his due as an actor from the industry, it's pretty disheartening.
A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:15am PDT
While talking to a leading daily about his upcoming social satire film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', he said, "I still haven't got my due as an actor from the industry, I just got the National Award.”
Well, many of you might point out that he is a recipient of National Award and a Padma Shri to which he stated, "That is recognition from the government, not the industry."
People who are ardent Akshay followers or have read about him, are aware of his success and failures. There was been a time when the actor has delivered 12 flops in a row and despite that, he has he has overcome everything and reached the top.
There are very few actors who stick with the same people despite a film tanking at the box office and Akshay is certainly one of those guys. "I'm friends with every producer and director I work with. Our association is not limited to the films we're doing that point in time. There are directors with whom I have had three flops, yet I have trusted them with the fourth film. A lot of people didn't give up on me, so I don't give up on the director if a film doesn't work."
A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:35pm PST
When asked about how he often detaches himself after the film recovers from the box office collection, the actor stated, "Well, anyone would be nervous, but I'm lucky that I get to experience it three-four times a year. I feel less nervous than those who have only one film a year because then, the pressure is more. At the most, I'll be sad till the weekend. Also, it's not that I want to vanish when my film releases, as some sections of the media report. For example, I've taken a 15-day break from the schedule of Gold in London, to promote Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Once this film releases, I'll return and resume shooting as people are waiting for me there."
It's truly alarming when someone like him who is at such a stature feels that the industry still hasn't given him his due as an actor. Despite the fact that when the Khans' films are failing big time, his films are the saving grace of the industry. It's not just about the box office collection but also the reality that he has proved himself again and again and now is the time the fraternity paid its debt.
A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Oct 5, 2016 at 8:27pm PDT
Well, whether the industry does what it is supposed to do or not, we truly love, admire and respect Akshay for being such an amazing actor.