KHILADI 786: Gurgaon Goes Gaga Over Akshay Kumar

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GURGAON: With Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s latest release, ‘Khiladi 786’ merely days away from its theatrical release, the promotion action shifted to Delhi’s suburbs over the weekend.

Gurgaon’s Westin Hotel witnessed the might of Akshay ‘Khiladi’ Kumar, when the handsome superstar landed in the city to promote his film. The star was joined by his co-star Asin, as they swept Gurgaon fans off their feet at a press con recently in the city.

Akshay donned a peachy-pink kurta, shades and a colourful stole, in accordance with his look in the film. Asin chose a pista green anarkali outfit, and decided to tie her hair up in a bun. The stars interacted with media and fans at the event.

Akshay Kumar is known as one of Bollywood’s most bankable stars, with two of his previous films – ‘Housefull 2’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’ having made it to the coveted ‘100 crore club’ already. We quizzed the star on how he deals with the pressures associated with this ‘club’, and he said, “Pressure comes as the film nears its release time. But after that if it doesn’t work, I am on the next film. But I don’t take a big hit too seriously also, because the next Friday you have to go in the same circle… you never know what will happen the next Friday. I just take it as it comes. I just work and entertain.”

The good looking man also enlightened us on his evolution from an action star to a comic hero, and now back to action. “After ‘Khiladi 420’, I stopped (doing action movies) because I got married. I just wanted to work on comedy, romance and everything. Being a father and a husband, a man has to settle down a little bit. Now my son has grown up, I want to go back to action.”

Speaking about ‘Khiladi 786, the actor revealed, “It is a great thing to return to action. It is my love. I have been in this industry because of action. I have tournaments of action. I have my own personal gyms. Action is what I am. It’s because of action that I am here,” said the 45-year-old martial arts expert.

Akshay also added that the audience today is eager to watch over-the-top action movies. “Audience wants this from me. They want over-the-top action (movies). These are their demands and we have to try and give it to them. The films are made for everybody. Not only masses but classes also love this.”

With ‘Khiladi 786’, we will see him in a similar action-hero avatar once again. Directed by Ashish R. Mohan, the film also features Asin Thottumkal and it releases on 7th December.