James, who worked with Akshay in Blue, noticed that Akshay was always hungry and enthusiastic to do action scenes. A unit member said, “James felt that Akshay was the answer to Hollywood action heroes. What impressed him further was Akshay"s meticulous dedication to performing action scenes in the film. The way Akshay took interest in knowing details about the action scenes and how he always was more interested in making it safe for unit members, rather than himself. James was also completely bowled over with Akshay"s confidence in doing some of the most dangerous stunts that main heroes would not do otherwise."
James also felt that Akshay was one of those rare actors who performed his own stunts. The efforts that Akshay put in his stunts really impressed James.