Akshaye Khanna is not the one, who believes in six-pack or eight-pack abs, rather he is an actor, who believes in acting skills. In fact, the actor has expressed his surprise over Bollywood's obsession with chiseled physique.
"I don't think to prove yourself as an actor you have to be a fitness freak or have six pack abs... Looks are important when on screen but they are not the priority. I have known people who might not look very good but are fantastic actors. Appearance does help to an extent but at the end it is only acting that matters. The audience today is smart, they know what they want and if an actor is not able to do justice to the character and portray it convincingly it won't be appreciated by the audience," Akshaye Khanna told PTI.
The 36-year-old, who has returned to the big screen after a long gap with Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai, enjoys being out of the media glare, as he likes privacy. "I am not the kind of person who likes to stay in constant limelight... I like my own space and enjoy my privacy. Some people get a high out of it (limelight) but I don't. I like to do my work and go back home. If not being in news affects my career then I don't mind... I will give up happily but I cannot change myself and by God's grace it hasn't affected my work for so many years."