Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has been experimenting with his roles and films in the last couple of years. The shift from doing similar films to mixing up the genre, has worked big time for the actor who was seen in films like Baby, Gabbar Is Back, Brothers, Airlift, Housefull 3 and the upcoming Rustom.
“I want to do a horror comedy. I did ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, but then after that I didn’t get a script like that.. I feel two different genres like horror which has a fear element and comedy which has laughter in it.. To combine both of them together is very difficult. Only Mehmood was successful in that. I would like to do that genre again” Akshay said.
The actor also said, his next film ‘Rustom’ has a script that has never been written before.
“This kind of a screenplay, script has never been written before. When a man goes the other way, his wife has to forgive. Nobody has shown when a woman goes the other way and comes back, then what happens.”
Talking about his character in the film, Akshay said there is something about the navy uniform that brings a transformation of sorts as soon as he slips into it.
“When I’m getting ready, I wear my navy trousers and a banyan inside, till that time I am okay, normal. When the uniforms used to come, the badges, the cap, my walk completely changed; I started gliding. There is something about uniforms that it gives you a certain kind of responsibility; it just tells you, ‘you are the man, you take the charge, you do everything”
“When you see the movie, you will see that my walk has changed while I’m entering the courtroom or anything. So I envy these people who wear uniform. That’s why I also did the contest that whenever you see a guy in a uniform, have a selfie” he added.
About his preparation to play a naval officer, he said “I didn’t specially sit down and took books to learn about the navy rules and regulations. I didn’t interact with any naval men, only there was one naval officer who was guiding me throughout about how the salute is, how the badges are to be worn, how the uniforms should be and how the walk should be.”
After more than two decades in the industry, Akshay says he has no regrets.
“I don’t have any regrets and I am happy that I am in this industry. I look at my journey without any regret and anybody would love to be in my shoes.. If I even had a bit of regret, then there is no point because of whatever god has given me, there is no space for regrets” he said.