'I'm Even More Commitment Phobic Now': Akshaye Khanna
Why does Akshaye feel that way?
Akshaye Khanna, who had taken a five year long sabbatical, will finally be onscreen in the Varun Dhawan and John Abraham starrer Dishoom.
In a recent interview when he was asked about his absence from the big screen, he was quoted saying, “I have been working since I was 19. When someone like me takes a sabbatical, it leads to a few happy realisations. It was only when I was away that I realised how films are such a big part of my life. Here’s my analogy, when you are running a business, it has to keep making money to thrive. Similarly, acting is a physical and mental necessity. It is essential for artistes to have that release of creativity, almost as necessary as eating food or drinking water. As an actor, it is paramount for us to be on our toes. Without delving much into reasons, I am glad that I took time off. I had rejected offers, but I took an unusual amount of time to find the next few projects to start off with.”
When asked about his relationship status, Akshaye had a surprising response.
He said, “I’m even more commitment phobic now. I wasn’t like that in the past but over time, I have become more wary of relationships. It has a lot to do with the fact that I enjoy being alone. I am comfortable in my skin. As bizarre as it sounds, it is important for me to be left in my space. I prefer it that way. Ninety per cent of people in the world like to be surrounded by loved ones but I’m diametrically opposite. My ‘alone time’ is sacrosanct. The thought of giving up my space for anyone is frightening.”