“We all have been stagnant, he is the only one, who keeps on growing and growing and growing.”-This is the statement of none other than Salman Khan at 2.0 poster launch event in Mumbai. Yes he was talking about Akshay Kumar who has got his 1st National Award today for his enthralling show in Rustom. “He is one of the most hardworking and dedicated actors that we have.” Mr. Khan didn’t hesitate to avow. Though Akshay won the filmfare twice but noteworthily, not in the “best actor” category.
New poster of Akshay Kumar from 2.o
From Abbas-Mustan’s lead actor in their superhit thrillers “Khiladi”, “Ajnabee” & “Aitraaz” to Neeraj Pandey’s refreshing comedy “Special 26” & trendsetter “Baby”, a career spanning 26 years says a lot about him. The man can make you laugh with his comic timing in “Hera Pheri” series, “Housefull” series, “Garam Masala”, “Namastey London”, “Singh is King”, “Entertainment” “etc and the same man has the ability to leave you spellbound by his action sequences in “Khiladi” series, “Sangharsh”, “Chandani Chowk to China”, “Saugandh” & “Mohra”. Opportunity & Space that the supporting cast gets to perform gives distinct flavour to his movies. Be it Kumud Mishra in Rustom, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati & Kay Kay Menon in “Baby”, Inaamulhaq, Kumud & Prakash Belawadi in Airlift, Johnny Lever,Sonu Sood & Prakash Raj in “Entertainment” or Sumeet Raghavan in Holiday- The co-actors get their share of moments, something that’s as scarce as hen’s teeth in most big hero movies. He is endowed with time & money saving attitude in movie-making which paves the way for a controlled-budget movie that takes less than even two months to be completed.
He doesn’t scruple to share his views about social issues. In one of his videos he profoundly advices his fans to avail themselves of Ayurveda where as in another one he looks condemning brazen mass molesters of Bangalore. He happens to be an A-lister hero who doesn’t hesitate sharing screen with other juggernauts of the film industry unlike other established actors whose egoistic attitude stops them to do so. Be it Salman Khan in “Mujhse Shadi Karogi”, Ajay Devgn in “Suhaag”,Anil S Kapoor & Nana Patekar in “Welcome”, Shah Rukh Khan in “Dil to pagal hai”, Ajay Devgn & Amitabh Bachchan in “Khakee”, Akkineni Nagarjuna in “Angaaray” & numerous movies with Suniel V Shetty & Saif Ali Khan each. He never refuse to play small roles in others’ movies when he finds the theme worthy of encouragement, Paresh Rawal’s “OMG! Oh My God” & Vinay Pathak’s “Chalo Dilli” being the notable ones.
Even after being a Canadian citizen, he is solicitous about welfare of the nation because he has acquired a better grasp of issues related to our national interest & patriotism than his contemporaries. Notwithstanding he is a very good actor; he is a true representative of the real intellectual society of our country. Today he has attained something that even Khan trio has failed to achieve. Nowadays when he has again switched the gear and doing sensitive movies to promote social causes, let’s join to congratulate him for his #NationalAward.