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In Bollywood, it is often seen that the male actors have a meatier role than their female counterparts in films. However in recent times, we have seen superstars like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar agreeing to take up roles where they ain't the central characters. While King Khan starred in Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi which had Alia Bhatt as the central protagonist, Akshay Kumar did a cameo in Taapsee Pannu starrer Baby. Both these stars gave their nod to be a part of female-driven movies. Even Aamir's Secret Superstar had the spotlight on Zaira Wasim.
Speaking about Akshay Kumar, recently in an interview with DNA, the Khiladi Kumar revealed how he is keen to produce a film which has a strong female character and much more.
Times Are Changing
Akshay was quoted as saying, "It's time the industry as a whole started giving that respect to our actresses."
Akshay Is Happy To Take Up Roles Where The Spolight Isn't On Him
"A film isn't complete without a hero. Similarly, movies can't be made without the heroine either. I would happily do these roles whenever necessary," the 'Gold' actor revealed.
A Busy Man
"As an actor and a producer, I get a lot of scripts every day. Some of them are good, others aren't."
Akshay Wants To Produce A Female-Driven Film
Akshay revealed, "Recently, there was a script, which dealt with the topic of dowry, which I really liked. But you have to get everything right, and that hasn't happened yet. It's almost like fishing where you cast your net and wait... Sometimes you get something outstanding, sometimes you don't. But yes, my team and I have discussed the idea of making a powerful film with a strong female character."
A Brave Step
With female-centric films like Raazi and Veere Di Wedding receiving love from the audience and setting the cash registers ringing at the box office, we must say that Akshay's stance as an actor and producer is quite a welcome change in the film industry.
In Other News,
Recently there were reports doing the rounds that Akshay Kumar will be seen playing the role of warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan in Yash Raj Film's next. However there hasn't been any official confirmation on the same yet.