Fresh from the success of Pad Man, Akshay Kumar has already begun shooting for Kesari.
With the Anurag Singh-directed venture and his upcoming film 2.0, the superstar is returning to a territory that he had dominated in the early years of his career — action.
In his recent interview in GQ India's March 2018 issue, he says that as much as he enjoys doing thought-provoking films, he is also making certain of balancing them with actioners. "I'm 50 now.
How much time do I have left [to do action]? How much can my body take? Realistically, I probably have another five years to do action, so I'd like to do as much of it while I can," he reasons.
With an average of four films every year over his two-and-a-half-decade-long career, his evolution as an artiste is hard to miss. Kumar wisely mixed his masala potboilers with social dramas — a formula that ensured he stayed relevant to an otherwise fickle audience. "The only thing that attracts audiences is change. I keep myself relevant by not settling for what's comfortable or easy.
The industry has changed for the better — be it the kind of scripts that are being written, the music, or the pay cheques for actors
Mention how he looks menacing as Dr Richard in 2.0, the actor says his wife Twinkle Khanna and he have a proclivity towards horror movies, presumably the reason why Akshay Kumar opted for this film. "Tina and I are big fans of the genre. [We enjoy] anything that can scare the shit out of us."