Akhay Kumar, who would be next seen in the period drama “Kesari” spoke to Rajeev Masand ahead of his film’s release. There are things he revealed that can take even most ardent fans of his fans by surprise.
Akshay talked about the time he was shooting for Waqt: The Race Against Time. The actor said that the film, which was based on the bond of a father and son, would always remain special for him. It is because what was happening in the film was actually taking place in Akshay’s real life too. In the film, Amitabh, who played Akshay’s father, was shown suffering from cancer. During the shoot of the film, Akshay’s dad too was suffering from cancer.
Taking about that time, the actor said,
I have very clear memories of the film. That was the time when my father was fighting cancer. And this film also had Mr Bachchan having cancer. If you see those scenes, they are real scenes. It was a very hard film for me emotionally. There were so many times when the camera had stopped but I couldn’t stop.”
Akshay also talked about his upcoming film and spoke about how playing a Sikh, in context of Singh Is Kingg and Kesari, makes him feel more powerful and responsible.
“I feel very powerful when I make a film with a turban on my head. When I did Kesari, when I used to wear the pagdi, I use to feel so powerful, so responsible; my back used to become straight. There is also a scientific reason – when you tie a pagdi, it presses your head so much that actually you realise that you have to keep your body straight. There is something about it which gives you that power.”
Meanwhile, Akshay’s “Kesari”, which is a period film also featuring Parineeti Chopra, would release on March 21, on the occasion of Holi.