There’s a saying in English, “Many a little makes a mickle.” Akshay Kumar is one Bollywood actor who understands the significance of this dictum. He was a rank outsider who happened to enter the film industry by the quirk of fate and gradually consolidated his position to be acknowledged as one of the superstars of the country.

Rise to stardom

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Saugandh (1991), Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Jai Kishen (1994) and Amaanat (1994)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Saugandh (1991), Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Jai Kishen (1994) and Amaanat (1994)

He started his career with ‘Saugandh’ in 1991 and tasted success with ‘Khiladi’ in 1992. The year 1994 established Akshay Kumar in the industry. ‘Mohra’ became a blockbuster and the second biggest hit of the year after ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’. He pitched in a restrained performance in ‘Yeh Dillagi’ while his pairing with Shilpa Shetty in ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ was applauded by the audience. However, in the same year, he churned out duds like ‘Jai Kishen’, ‘Zaalim’, ‘Amaanat’, ‘Ikke Pe Ikka’ and ‘Hum Hain Bemisaal’.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996), Sapoot (1996) and Maidan-E-Jung (1995)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996), Sapoot (1996) and Maidan-E-Jung (1995)

In the next two years, only ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi’ and ‘Khiladiyo Ka Khiladi’ performed reasonably at the box office while ‘Paandav’, ‘Tu Chor Main Sipahi’, Sapoot’, and ‘Maidan-E-Jung’ were commercial and critical disasters.

Stirring slump

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Tarazu (1997), Aflatoon (1997), Keemat – They Are Back (1998), Barood (1998) and International Khiladi (1999)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Tarazu (1997), Aflatoon (1997), Keemat – They Are Back (1998), Barood (1998) and International Khiladi (1999)

Akshay Kumar’s career completely nosedived after 1996 as his 13 movies bit the dust at the boxoffice on the trot. ‘Daava’, ‘Tarazu’, ‘Aflatoon’, ‘Insaaf’, ‘Keemat’, ‘Barood’ and ‘Zulmi’ faced catastrophic outcome at the ticket window and were ruthlessly slammed by the critics. Even the phrase ‘Khiladi’ which had proved lucky for him in the past failed to reprise the magic as ‘International Khiladi’ crashed unceremoniously.

His contemporaries like SRK and Ajay Devgn who had started their careers at the same time raced far ahead while Akshay’s acting career looked as good as over. Critics mocked at him calling him a Wooden Box.

Resurrection and reinvention

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Sangharsh (1999) and Jaanwar (1999)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Sangharsh (1999) and Jaanwar (1999)

A spate of bummers gave Akshay a lot to think about. He had been doing action movies all along and was getting typecast. As a result, his career started to stale and finally came to a standstill. Akshay showed signs of improvement in ‘Sangharsh’. For the first time, viewers saw him portraying a serious role with conviction. Though the movie didn’t do well, Akki was noticed. ‘Jaanwar’ proved a turning point in his career as the movie went on to become a sleeper hit and did record-breaking business in Bihar.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Hera Pheri (2000) and Dhadkan (2000)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Hera Pheri (2000) and Dhadkan (2000)

In 2000, he proved that ‘Jaanwar’ was no fluke. ‘Hera Pheri’, directed by Priyadarshan, opened to rave reviews and proved a superhit in Mumbai territory. Akshay enacted the role, which had comic flavour, with gusto. Though Paresh Rawal walked away with kudos, Akshay too was appreciated. In the later years, the movie attained the cult status and is widely considered one of the best comedy movies ever made in India. ‘Dhadkan’ was a far cry from what Akshay had attempted before. The movie with a romantic triangle had splendid music and garnered fine response at the box-office.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Ajnabee (2001), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Aankhen (2002), Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002) and Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Ajnabee (2001), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Aankhen (2002), Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002) and Talaash: The Hunt Begins… (2003)

Next year (2001), Akshay exhibited that he has learned his lessons as he played a negative character in ‘Ajnabee’ with élan and won the Filmfare Award for the Villain role. From then onwards, he chose his roles judiciously. In 2002, ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’ and ‘Aankhein’ further consolidated his performance as an actor as well as star. Lukewarm reaction to ‘Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya’ and ‘Talaash’ didn’t have much bearing on Akshay’s career.

Emergence as a superstar

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Andaaz (2003)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Andaaz (2003)

Though Akshay had shown his versatility in the last three years by portraying a gamut of characters, none of his movies became huge blockbuster which would accord him the status of a superstar. And moreover, he was still in search of an elusive solo hit. In the summer of 2003, ‘Andaaz’ gave Akshay the status he was craving for. Though the critics were not kind to the movie, the glamour, chutzpah and smashing music ensured thunderous boxoffice collections. The vibrant look of the movie and pairing of Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar also worked in its favour.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004), Aitraaz (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Khakee (2004) and Aan: Men at Work (2004)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004), Aitraaz (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Khakee (2004) and Aan: Men at Work (2004)

In 2004, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ opened to pack houses and became the second biggest hit of the year. The electrifying chemistry between Salman Khan and Akshay was lapped up by the viewers, across all age groups, with glee. The saucy and scandalous ‘Aitraaz’ also did good business despite clashing with a biggie ‘Veer Zaara’ at the boxoffice. Multi-starrer ‘Khakee’ garnered plaudit from critics but underperformed at the ticket window. ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo’ and ‘Aan: Men at Work’ bombed miserably.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Garam Masala (2005), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Bewafaa (2005), Insan (2005), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Garam Masala (2005), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Bewafaa (2005), Insan (2005), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006)

As it had become the case with Akki, in the next two years, he reeled off hits like ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ and ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and equal numbers of duds like ‘Bewafaa’, ‘Insan’, ‘Family- Ties of Blood’, ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ and ‘Dosti’. Salman and he came together in ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ after super success of ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ but despite mellifluous music and spiffing screenplay, it didn’t work due to clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Don’.

Storming the Khans’ Bastion

Akshay gave highest number of semi-hits, if not blockbusters, between 2000 and 2006. He was labelled as a superstar running in his own league. But due to glaring inconsistency and doing a plethora of crappy movies, he wasn’t put in the same cluster as ‘Khans’. Another argument which held against him was that he had not given all-time blockbusters or massive hits like ‘Khans’ had. Furthermore, nor once had he delivered the biggest hit of the year – a feat which ‘Khans’ had attained many times.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Namastey London (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Welcome (2007)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Namastey London (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Welcome (2007)

The year 2007 was a rite of passage in not only Akshay’s career but also in the history of Indian cinema. ‘Namastey London’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ and ‘Welcome’ – all his four releases weaved magic and pulled in the spectators in droves. Out of where, Akshay came galloping and superseded all his competitors. Media had a field day proclaiming how Akshay has dislodged ‘Khans’ from the pedestal. His accomplishment is even more momentous considering the fact that SRK had unfurled two big hits ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Chak De India’; Aamir conjured up a masterpiece ‘Taare Zameen Par’; and Salman stormed the boxoffice with his ‘Partner’ Govinda. But Akshay had invoked such euphoria that everything looked pale in comparison. It was reported that he had become the highest paid actor in the Bollywood.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Tashan (2008)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Tashan (2008)

Next year (2008), ‘Singh is Kinng’ turned out to be a boxoffice success while his association with Yashraj in ‘Tashan’ didn’t bear fruits.

Fall from grace

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Kambakkht Ishq (2009), Blue (2009) and Chandni Chowk to China (2009)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Kambakkht Ishq (2009), Blue (2009) and Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

After enjoying a period of untrammelled success, Akshay’s world came crashing down in 2009. ‘Chandni Chowk to China’, touted to be inspired from his real life, failed to measure up to the tremendous pre-release hype. This was merely an omen for the more disastrous results that were to be followed. ‘Kambakht Ishq’ was crude and obnoxious, and critics lashed out at the makers and director of the movie. The big-budget movie took a fantastic initial but completely fizzled out in the second week. ‘Blue’ was another highly-anticipated movie, released on Diwali, which came a cropper.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Tees Maar Khan (2010), Khatta Meetha (2010), Action Replayy (2010), Thank You (2011) and Patiala House (2011)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Tees Maar Khan (2010), Khatta Meetha (2010), Action Replayy (2010), Thank You (2011) and Patiala House (2011)

Things went from bad to worse in next two years as ‘Khatta Meetha’, ‘Action Replayy’, ‘Thank You’ and ‘Patiala House’ were rejected by the audience. Perhaps, the biggest blow came in the form of ‘Tees Maar Khan’. It was directed by Farah Khan, who had given superhits like ‘Main Hoon Naa’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’, and had Katrina Kaif as a female lead with whom Akshay had delivered hits like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Welcome’ and ‘Singh is Kinng’. It had everything going in its favour but box-office narrated a prosaic story.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Housefull (2010)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Housefull (2010)

The only notable hit in those three years was ‘Housefull’ directed by Sajid Khan. Akshay was once again hauled over the coals for his atrocious choice of movies and failing to deliver the hits despite working with successful directors in big-budget flicks. It was apparent that he had become repetitive once again and his career was heading in the same direction as it went in late 90s.

Housefull again

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Housefull 2 (2012), Rowdy Rathore (2012), OMG – Oh My God! (2012) and Khiladi 786 (2012)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Housefull 2 (2012), Rowdy Rathore (2012), OMG – Oh My God! (2012) and Khiladi 786 (2012)

Akshay had proved in the past that his fan-following and pulling power precede the success of his movies. He roared back with vengeance and made his detractors, who were busy writing his obituaries, eat the humble pie again in 2012. ‘Housefull 2’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’ put Akki where he belonged to. ‘Rowdy Rathore’ clocked up more than 140 crore and was the third biggest hit of the year after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. His extended cameo in ‘Oh My God’ earned glowing reviews while ‘Khiladi 786’ too fared fairly well.

Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013), Boss (2013), Entertainment (2014), Gabbar Is Back (2015), Special 26 (2013) and Baby (2015)
Akshay Kumar in a still from movie Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013), Boss (2013), Entertainment (2014), Gabbar Is Back (2015), Special 26 (2013) and Baby (2015)

2013 and 2014 were not particularly pleasant for Akshay as far as box-office returns are concerned. ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara’, ‘Boss’, ‘Entertainment’, and ‘Gabbar’ failed to cut the mustard. Though ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’ hovered up good reviews, they didn’t help the films to rake in good numbers.

Akshay Kumar starrer 'Brothers' Movie Poster
Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Brothers’ Movie Poster

His next venture is ‘Brothers’ which is slated to hit the theatres on August 14. The promos have already triggered frenzy among his fans and with this movie, he would be hoping to scupper the dry spell. The emergence of Varun Dhawan in the last couple of years and his arch-rival Ajay Devgn snapping at his heels, the success of ‘Brothers’ is essential for Akshay to firmly recapture the no.5 spot in the pecking order.

Modus Operandi and fruitful collaborations

Besides SRK, Akshay Kumar is the only mainstream leading actor of the current generation who didn’t have any background or godfather in the industry yet he attained the superstardom on his own steam by dint of his unflinching dedication, shrewd decision, unabated diligence and a pinch of luck. Despite the initial success, Akshay took time to find his moorings and comprehend the intricacies of the profession. The rough phase (1997-99) was a great learning curve for him which stood him in good stead for the latter part of the career.

The wisest thing Akshay did was to reinvent his image. Earlier, he was only offered actions movies and was savagely stereotyped. The discerning audience were soon browned off and that was the prime reason behind Akki’s slump. With ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Dhadkan’, he demonstrated that he has the wherewithal to enact romantic and comic roles with éclat. That opened floodgates for him and in the subsequent years, he acted in movies of myriad genres. His contemporaries like Govinda and Sunil Shetty couldn’t break the barriers and remained prisoners of their one-dimensional image. Govinda, in particular, faded away swiftly post 2000 after ruling the roost, along with the ‘Khans’, in the 1990s.

Another thing which Akshay realised is that in an industry where camp system is prevalent, he needs to have a coterie of talented directors/producers who repose their faith in his talent and offer him good roles on a consistent basis. He knew that he didn’t have the backing of big banners like Yashraj, Dharma Productions, Rajshree or Mukta Arts. He wisely picked the new directors whom he found talented and earned the respect of seasoned directors like Priyadarshan (‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’) and Abbas-Mustan (‘Khiladi’, ‘Ajnabee’, ‘Aitraaz’) and cultivated scores of hits. He also cobbled together with new directors like Vipul Shah (‘Aankhein’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Namastey London’) and Sajid Khan (‘Hey Baby’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Housefull 2’) to roll out back-to-back hits.

Perhaps the most perceptive and imaginative truism Akshay asserts is that he has always been producers’ actor. In an industry known for its slapdash ways, he’s a strict disciplinarian and punctual to a fault. He’s often the first to report on the sets in the morning and is known to finish the movies on time so that his producers don’t have to face any mental or financial hassles. Despite having several ups and downs in his career, he has never been short of work because his commitment and sincerity has made him favourite actor of producers.

Akshay is the only superstar who has had more than four releases, on an average, every year since he made his debut in 1991. Likewise, he has delivered most number of successful movies, if not blockbusters, but his success ratio is comparatively low than ‘Khans’. He doesn’t have a welter of classics to his credit like Aamir, neither does he have a raft of blockbusters like Salman. His cupboard of awards is no match to SRK, yet he can look back at his career with plenty of fondness and pride. His career graph has fissures of frailty and also insignia of incandescence, much like the roller-coaster ride of a slick, sizzling Bollywood potboiler.

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17 COMMENTS

    • They like each other. Akshay praised Hrithik’s performance in Gujaarish. Hrithik considers Akshay as a great Human.

    • What are you without your daddy? Except Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, not even one non-action hit movie. Yaadien, Mujhse dosti karogi, kites, guzaarish all disasters. On the other hand akki,
      Comedy – Singh is Kinng, Hera pheri, etc
      Romance – Yeh dillagi, dhadkan, andaaz namastey London
      Action – mohra, the khiladi series, rowdy Rathore, etc
      Horror – Bhool bhulaiya
      Thrillers – Special 26, Baby, Aankhen, Airlift etc.
      I have atleast one superhit in all genres. Mr. Tik Tik Roshan go n play doctor-doctor with jadoo coz the day I start doing only one film per year, that’s the only thing u’ll be left with.

    • Amount taken by Hrithik for breaking his bones and dedicating 2 years = 50 Cr

      Amount taken by Akshay for dedicating just 3 months and doing nonsense in front of the camera = 40-45 Cr

      Amount charged by Hrithik for bang bang = Amount charged by Akshay for Gabbar and Singh is bling.

      EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!!!

    • Remember when khans used to do many films a year.

      Salman did give blockbusters like Karan Arjun, etc but he had more flop films than hits. During 2000-2009, he had only 4 big hits: Mujhse shaadi karogi, partner, no entry and wanted. Rest all were duds or flops like marigold, main aur mrs Khanna, kyon Ki, etc. Only Tere Naam and Maine pyaar kyon kiya did moderate business in those 10 years.

      Even Aamir gave many flops in the 90’s when he used to do many films.

      Only shahrukh was consistent all this while.

      Ajay devgan used to struggle to deliver semi-hit. During 2000-2007, out of 34 releases, only 8 were hits, that too just semi-hits.

      Akshay can easily be on par with khans if even he does one or two films per year. He is the biggest superstar after khans along with Hrithik.

  1. If you guys look at the way askshay ruled the industry with 4movies every year and all of the movies making money for the producers he is the one and only actor in india to create a history and creating a industry of himself with working with so many new directors and creating jobs every year for those people,
    think this way guys khans do 1 movie per year and make 400 crore and how many people get involved and get benifeted from there and also think of doing 4 movies per year and making 400 crore from akshay how many people got job and got benefited so akshay is no lower then khans or anyone in bollywood he has got his own industry and he is a ruler

  2. This is a great article but some of the information is completely incorrect. Sapoot from 1996 was not a disaster, it made above average business at the Indian Box office. It was not a flop, Gabbar is Back and Baby did not flop, they were given the verdict of Plus by Koimoi itself, how could you say that they underperformed? Yes, Boss and OUATIMD flopped but Gabbar is Back and Baby did reasonable business at the box office, they grossed near 100 crores and went 20-30 crores over their respective budgets. The same thing happened with Khiladi 786 and you said it did partially well. I am a die hard Akshay Kumar fan.

  3. Akshay Kumar is the only superstar who has 4-5 movies releasing every year. In 2007 Akki gave 4 back to back hits with Namaste London, Hey Baby, Bhool Bhulaiya and Welcome. Most superstars do only 1 or max 2 movies in a year, fearing overexposure and they know that it will be difficult to give superhits if they release more than 1 or 2 movies a year. Some like Aamir and Hritik give 1 film in 2 years. And they earn money from the Advertisments that they do. But Khiladi gives us 3-4 movies a year.And puts his Superstardom on the line every year. Some times he wins at other times he loses. And that is why he is called a Khiladi ( A Player). He plays because he likes the game.Winming and loosing is part of the game.

    In 2013 he has had 5 releases yet out of which 3 are being blockbuster earners( Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and
    OMG) and one an average hit ( Khiladi 786 -loved by mass audience) and one flop(Joker). In
    year 2014 he has Special 26 which was loved by critics and was successful as well.
    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again and Boss flopped but OUATIMA was a good performance and it did badly
    because of bad timing as Sharukh played foul with the release of Chennai Express.

    Last year he had Holiday which was apreciated by masses and classes and made it to the coveted 100 crore club.
    Then Its Entertainment a movie in which a dog was the a parallel lead along with Akki was appreciated
    by children and adults alike and was also an average success(75 crores) . Its Entertainment also got the highest
    TRP when released on TV. The Shaukeens was an adult comedy but still was not crass and vulgar like
    most adult comedies. And though Akki played a special apperiance and it was a movie of 3 old men,
    the film was not a complete washout as it still recovered its investment.Critics also loved Shaukeens.

    This year saw the release of his highly anticipated Baby directed by talented Neeraj Pandey. This film is the best
    film made ever in its genre and has floored all major critics and audiences. And is on its way to glory.

    And now we have Gabbar is back which is appreciated by the masses and classes.It made money all over in A, B and C grade
    centres. Which is very profitable for the industry as a whole.
    This year till now Akki films-Baby and Gabbar are the highest grossers till now for a hit starved film industry.

    When a superstar does 1 big ticket film the employment generated by that for all directly and
    indirectly associated with it is tremendous. A lot of people get employment like directors, other
    actors and actresses,script and story writers, editors, assistants, spot boys, musicians, distributors,
    exhibitors, theatre owners, dance directors and dancers and caterers, extras etc get jobs. And Akshay Kumar
    takes the risk of doing 4-5 big ticket films every year. So he churns the wheels of employment
    and economics in the film industry and hence he is called a Parallel film industry in himself.
    Now with his Hari Om Productions catering to commercial cinema and his Grazing Goat Production
    catering to art and meaningful cinema he is straddling so many bastions as a producer , actor,
    modeland superstar. He is also the highest Income Tax Paying celebrity, for many years in a row.

    After all these achievement he is still the most humble, punctual, well behaved ,down to earth,
    and disciplined superstar one has ever seen. He is also health conscious,
    sports loving, versatile actor who has mastered comedy, drama, action and what have you….He
    is the ultimate idol for youth and a beacon of hope and aspiration for countless millions in
    India and across the world. Akshay Kumar is in a very enviable position now. But hits or not
    everyone will still love him. He is India’s pride.

    Hats off to Superstar Akshay Kumar. I think he is the only superstar in today’s times or for that matter
    only actor who is doing such varied roles. And with great finesse too. Brilliant …From his great comic
    roles in Hera Pheri series, Housefull series and other comic capers, to his action roles, to the wasted
    cricketer of Patiala House, to playing Dawood Ibrahim-India’s most wanted Don in OUATIMD, to playing a military
    officer on holiday, in Holiday, to the secret service agent on a mission in Baby, to the massy Boss, to playing
    an alcoholic superstar Akshay Kumar in The Shaukeens, to playing adorable Lord Krishna in OMG-Oh My God. Such
    an envious track. Akki is truly a one of the best versatile actors ever in India. Hats off to you, Akki.

  4. Superstar Akshay Kumar in Baby and Gabbar is looked very good, fit and young, even younger than some young heroes. Very different from the new old man avatar he is sporting now a days.He should not be seen in public with the salt and pepper beard and grey hair. He thinks it is a fashion statement and he even looks good even as an old man, but that will ruin his fan following. As in India the fans will only worship a young hero. The slight hint of age and you start loosing the fan following.
    The Khans Salman, Aamir and Sharukh are 3-4 years older than him but will never be seen in public in grey hair or beard. They groom themselves to look younger. Now Akki is better and younger looking than some of the youngest heroes so why is he hell bent on sporting the salt and pepper beard and grey hair. He is going to drive away all his fans His films will flop as no fans will go to see a hero who is old and he will be left playing character roles. The opening of his movies have already been affected due to this. If he does not pull up his socks and revert back to looking young he will go down. Please Akki we love you too much to go down like that. You are the best youth icon Indian youth can follow what with your humility after all that achievement, disciplined and right fitness policies. Please don’t snatch away that opportunity from our Indian youth .
    Akshay, I think partly the blame for Baby a modern day classic and a remarkable movie, the best in its genre, getting a low opening initially is because he was running around doing promotion with the salt and pepper beard and grey hair. No one will go to see an old man perform stunts. The sight of grey hair is a turn off for most Indians. And I think you are to be blamed if your Superstar status is harmed.
    We the fans have requested Akki to not make public appearances looking old but he still continue to do so and see the outcome. A fantastic film like Baby missed out on a great opening and has average collections.

  5. Akshay Kumar celebrates Baisakhi with his Gabbar Is Back team – view pics! The actor was seen playing cricket along with director Prabhu Dheva after a days shoot of Singh Is Bling and it seems that Akkis team had won the match.

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