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Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar no longer interested in formula roles
20th Apr 2007  15.16 IST
By Agencies  

With quite a few box office hits in his kit, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he is no longer interested in doing formula roles.

Akshay has wrapped up the shooting schedule of Priyadarshan's next movie Bhool Bhulaiya . He is doing the role of a psychiatrist in the film which is a psycho- thriller.

However, Akki's character in the film offers little bit of humour and is not a very serious kind.

Akshay says he is not too happy to do 'heroic' roles.

"Initially I did quite a few movies, in which I was not sure what I was doing in the movies. I just accepted roles that came my way like every actor who wants to establish himself in Hindi movies.

"But, now I am uncomfortable to accept roles where I am asked to do the Save heroine from villain kind of roles," he says.

"I think I have reached this stage in my career only because I had faith in myself and my abilities. I have never been part of so called camps. Still I am lucky enough to have carved a niche for myself," he says.

Akshay elaborates and says, he does not mind doing a cameo appearance in the film if the character is strong.

"Let me tell you the role I did in Rajkumar Santoshi's Khakee was not actually written for me. It was to be done by Paresh Rawal . But, when it was offered to me I grabbed it because it was a strong character."

He says, he does not belong to any "camp", but still managed to get a variety of roles.

"It is easy to say because of certain camps or some people, one could not make it. But, I feel hard work with some luck, you can always survive, Forget any field you are in," he says.

"My funda in life is simple. While working in my movies, I don't think I am working, I think that I am playing. This ensures that the job does not become monotonous and makes work fun, he says.

The actor points out that earlier, movies were based on society and relationships. But the society has changed in the last two decades and cinema too has changed accordingly.

Indian cinema no way lags behind in terms of technology, scripts, performance, budget etc.

"I think there is no harm in remaking the movies differently. Farhan Akhtar has done exactly that. It is not a bad idea I liked the way Don was made," he says on the 'remake' controversy.

Today you don't need to writers who use pure, grammatically correct Hindi in the script. You use language that appeals to the audience, Akshay says.

"People may be critical of Hindi movies. But I feel today when there is an audience of masala movies there is also an audience of movies like Khosla Ka Ghosla , Pyar Ke Side Effects or what we call parallel cinema. Multiplexes have changed Hindi cinema," he says.

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