Akshay Kumar will soon start shooting for the third instalment of the Hera Pheri franchise. The actor is looking forward to reprise his character of Raju in the comic caper, which also stars Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. The first part released in 2000 and part two in 2006.
He may have done a spate of patriotic and issue-based films recently but don't slot Akshay Kumar into a category just yet.
The 50-year-old actor says he is changing his gear by doing comedy and potboilers next. "I hate getting tagged. I don't like people telling me that 'He does good action or he keeps doing patriotic stuff'. I feel suffocated when they try to put me in a corner, I feel like running away from it. I hate it. That's why I'm doing films like 'Housefull 4', 'Hera Pheri 3', 'Kesari', 'Good News' and a horror-comedy," he said in a group interview.
Akshay Kumar is currently busy promoting his historical drama Gold.
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, helmed by Reema Kagti, Gold traces the journey of a hockey manager, who dreams to win the first gold at the Olympics as a free country. The film has been shot in different parts of UK and India by showing various facets and struggles in the domain of sports during the pre-independence era. Also starring Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Vineet Singh among others, the film releases on August 15.