In a career spanning more than 20 years, Akshay Kumar's resume boasts of films of different genres - be it comedy, action or drama, and he says rather than running after superstardom, his focus has always been to be known as an actor.
"I don't want to be typecast in any particular genre... I think
no one can ask me this question that why I only do the same kind of
films because I have never done that in my career. I would like to
be known as an actor and not a superstar. I don't like the tag of
superstar," Akshay said.
Akshay says his upcoming multi-starrer Babywill
talk about how to combat the serious issue of terrorism. Akshay,
who has teamed up again with director Neeraj Pandey for the film
after Special 26, is playing an undercover agent.
"In today's time terrorism is a big issue. Every nation is
facing this problem and we should all take this seriously and try
to fight with it. The story of 'Baby' is about
"There is a group of 27-28 people and their only mission is to
finish terrorism from everywhere. And this group is still immature
and the code name of their mission is Baby," Akshay
The 47-year-old actor said unlike his previous films, which also
dealt with the issue of terrorism, Babydeals with
the subject in an interesting way.
"'Baby' is not a preachy film, it's normal. People will
get bored otherwise. We wanted to convey the message to the young
generation in an interesting manner," he added.
Baby, also starring Anupam Kher, Tapsee Pannu, Rana
Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa, releases on January 23. Akshay said
that the subject is very close to his heart.
"Every film I do that is special for me. My father was in army.
So, I know many things about the services and I find myself quite
close to the army men. I feel very good and proud whenever I do an
army based film," he added.
Akshay, who is known for his brilliant comic timing, recently
opted out of the third installment of the 'Hera Pheri' franchise,
which now stars Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.
"I did not like the story, that's why I have not done it," he
Akshay has his kitty full this year with many interesting films
"My next film is Brothersand the film is about
martial art. After that Gabbaris coming where I am
playing vigilante. I am looking for a character which is not run of
the mill. I am very excited for Airlift, which stars
Airlift is based on one of the biggest human