Akshay Kumar has a slate of projects to keep him occupied this year. From the historical period-drama, Kesari, to an entertainer like Sooryavanshi and a web-series, The End, Akshay has chosen to do projects that showcase his versatility.
In an interaction with the media for the promotion of his upcoming film, Kesari, Akshay said he enjoyed reinventing himself as an actor. Having been in the industry for three decades, and worked in diverse genres as action, drama, romance, comedy or socially relevant films, Akshay has taken risks many times.
Asked whether it gets difficult for an actor to keep reinventing himself, he said: “It is not difficult but I would say it is fun. If I am changing my image, it is because I am enjoying it. I don’t have to prove anything to anybody. I feel you have to enjoy the work that you do.”
The actor added that at he felt ashamed one point in his career for doing similar kind of films. “There was a time in my career when I used to feel ashamed of myself because I was doing similar kind of films which involved action. So once I got opportunity to dabble into various genres, I started enjoying my work. Since the last 12 years, I have got a chance to keep on changing my image as an actor. So, I feel it is not a tough thing for me.”
Akshay will also feature in films like Mission Mangal, Houseful 4 is back on the cards, and Good News.
The actor made it clear that the industry was for everyone and everybody was there to last. In response to a recent news report that said “2019 is Akshay Kumar’s year. Move over Khans”,
the actor said, “I have never said something like that. What is move over Khans or anybody? This is an industry for everyone and everybody is there to last. I think to be in this industry and to sustain in this industry is a very big thing, so there is nothing like that. This is all media created and I think it is a nonsensical discussion.”
Akshay’s Kesari is set to release this Holi, 21st March 2019. It also starrs Parineeti Chopra in the lead.