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Kareena Kapoor won the hearts of her fans when she said on Koffee With Karan that she believes in rewards and not awards.
Now, it seems that it was Akshay Kumar who told her about this philosophy. In a recent interaction with HT, Akki talked about Kareena's reply, rumours about his cold war with Hrithik Roshan and much more...
I Told Kareena That She Should Just Keep Working!
"Did Kareena give that out? That was supposed to be a secret, I had told her in confidence. I told her that she should just keep working and not think too much."
Akshay On Not Getting Nominated For The Filmfare Awards
"Maybe I didn't deserve an award because there were many others who did a better job. Awards are good and because of these reasons I won't stop believing or questioning awards.''
Akshay On his Cold War With Hrithik Roshan
"Lot of times people write anything. Problems do occur between actors but media makes mountain out of a mole-hill with screaming headlines. It is all exaggerated. Now you can fix these problems with the help of social media.''
On Accusations Of Chopping His Co-star's Role!
''I was often accused of chopping my co-star's role. Do I have the power to enter a director's editing room, take him aside and cut another actor's role while the director keeps watching me do so? It happened with one of Priyadarshan's film, and he got terribly angry with the journalist.''
It's Only Recently That I Started Enjoying My Work
''It's only recently that I have started enjoying my work. Now, I am getting a lot of different offers so it feels good. I started as an action hero. For eight-10 years, I only did action every day. No one would consider me for any other role than action.''
''That got to me. I learnt that you can't stick to one image. You have to have different images. Not only will people say that to you but you yourself will start getting bored of it.''
The Moment That Changed Akshay's Life
"I still remember one day when I was going for shoot of an action film. I stayed on the 11th floor so I got into the lift and when I looked into the mirror, it talked to me and said, ‘So, you are going to do the same thing today as well? Give three kicks and two punches? Are you going to do the same thing all your life?' That was a wake up call. Then I decided to do something different.''
When He Spoke To Priyadarshan About It
‘'I spoke to Priyadarshan sir and he believed I could do comedy. I didn't have that belief in myself. I also learnt comedy from Rajkumar Santoshi and Neeraj Vora."
On the work front, Akshay Kumar is busy with the promotions of his next film Jolly LLB 2, talking about which he said, ''Working with Subhash Kapoor (director) was excellent. For the first time I was playing a lawyer and I enjoyed it because I am seen cracking quite a few interesting cases in the film. I remember I had started shooting for this film one day after the release of Rustom and today I am promoting the film."