Akshay Kumar On Why He Feels Good About His Next Release Rustom
Are you happy with the response?
So far the response has been mirrored to my own emotions and that is one of the greatest feelings an actor can experience, a shared passion about one’s choices of projects is just so humbling it makes you want to hug all your fans anf thank them for sharing their eagerness in your work.
While the trailer was released, you were away on a holiday. Do you regret missing out on the excitement for your film back home?
But didn’t you feel cut off from the pre-relase excitement back home?
Thanks to Steve Jobbs and Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest inventions, they kept me connected to the World which made me feel like I was at home feeling the love and support as if I was only inches from everyone’s excitement
The year has so far been extremely kind to you. Your reaction to Airlift and Housefull 3 being big hits?
You make it out like I wasn’t deserving enough to have a kind year!!! I personally couldn’t have wished for a better response to one of the most patriotic films I’ve ever made.
I see my comedies have helped critics loosen up.But jokes aside, Airlift made me feel proud to be India. As for Housefull 3 I love the fact that one of my favourite franchises can still bring so much laughter to the crowds, people let their hair down and let out whoops of laughter in the theatres. It’s the heartiest feeling in the World. What better feeling than to make people happy?
Another semi-new director in Rustom. What made you see a spark in Tinu Suresh Desai?
Any one that makes the grade with Neeraj Pandey(he’s produced Rustom) is all good by me.Neeraj’s standards of filmmaking and his script sense are irreproachable.So Tinuhad my full faith from day one. I’ve not regretted my instincts for a second.
What impels me is change. Keeping my audiences intrigued is a very important part in keeping them interested in my career.When I star opposite a fresh face the audience has no idea what kind of connection we’ll have.
What about her? Ileana is a pleasure to work with of course.She has a competitive edge about her,but laced with a charming exterior.She likes to push herself in her scenes, and takes a demanding day on the chin. Rustom may not be a physically taxing movie but it was certainly emotionally draining for all of us.