Akshay Kumar Was On The Verge Of Giving Up After 14 flops
Akshay Kumar thought that his Bollywood career was over after he gave 14 flops, but reveals what kept him going
Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. The actor, who first garnered fame from Khiladi back in 1992 has come a long way. Throughout the course of career, he has been a part of various films such as Mohra, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan, Singh is King and many others - most of which fared very well at the box office. His last few films have also been churning out big numbers at the box office and he is currently gearing up for the release of his next film, Housefull 4, which is all set to hit screens worldwide on October 25. But things were not always good for the actor.
While attending the launch of Hindustan Times GIFA, Akshay said, “There was a time when I had 14 flops and I believed my career was over. I was dejected, but it was my training as a martial artist that came handy. It teaches you discipline.” He continued that his failures proved to be a learning lesson for him. “It was my learning from the 14 flops that helps me deliver hits today.”
Apart from action, Akshay now also does comedy and a lot of biopics and he feels that with such diverse content, he’s living every actor’s dreams. He shared, “It’s every actor’s dream to live such a diverse life on the big screen. Comedy, romedy, action, drama, masala, I’m in role-play heaven. I’m more than blessed to do what I do, that’s what makes me give my best.” He concluded that while his films may have never entered the 300-crore club, he’s glad that he gets to employ many people and entertain the audience. “No matter how much I do, I still want to do more. Some see it as greedy; I see it as hungry to give whilst I still can.”