Good thing or not, Akshay Kumar is known to be an action star in Bollywood, courtesy his block buster performance in the hit film Khiladi. The actor, who has several films in the pipeline including Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, Good News and Sooryavanshi, is juggling between all these projects which are slated to release one after another. When asked why he has started doing versatile roles, Akshay shared it’s because audiences started viewing him as an ‘action hero’ and he felt stereotyped in a way. Speaking about being criticised for the same, the actor spilled the beans on trying his hand at different genres now.
"All these things have been taught to me by my own experience. I've learned that if I do different genres, I won't be tagged. When I used to do a lot of action, everyone said, ‘He is an action hero and nothing else'." He continued, "So, I tried comedy and then everyone was talking about just that. Then I decided I've to do different kinds of films. So, I am thankful to people, and the media, for criticising me to that point and bringing out the best in me."
Speaking to a well-reputed publication, Akshay disclosed that even though he has been offered Hollywood projects, he never accepted any of them because they did not appeal to him. "I'm very happy doing films in Bollywood. If something very good and effective comes that lets me show my talent in a better way, I would love to do it,” he said. Akshay also spoke about his wife Twinkle Khanna's role in his flourishing career. "Yes, my wife has been a very big help in my career. It's not that I have to discuss every script with her before I give it my nod, but she talks to me and I remember those things.” Akshay will be next seen in Mission Mangal, which is scheduled for release on August 15, 2019.