Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years old in the Bollywood industry now but has never been this consistent as far as giving big hits is concerned.
Starting from Holiday in 2014 to Kesari this year, Akshay has hardly given any flops and most of his films have gone over 100 crores mark. This kind of consistency is something rarely seen in the industry especially when you churn out 3-4 films every year.
Right now, Akshay is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Mission Mangal and has 5 more confirmed films lined up till 2020. Talking about how he jumps from one film to another so fast, Akshay recently told Financial Times that he doesn’t understand how some actors take so much time to prepare for their characters.
Akshay has been quoted as saying, “Other actors, they take two or three months to get into character. They lock themselves away and really torture themselves . . . Idiots!”. He further added, “I can’t do that. I take two or three days and that’s it. I want to get the movie done!”
With an average of 4 films a year, Akshay has done 125+ films in his career. Last year, he was seen in India’s one of the biggest budget films 2.0 and also signed Amazon Prime’s upcoming show The End and got 90 crores for it. Akshay was the only Indian actor who featured in Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities list of 2019 with total earnings of $65 million. Talking about the same, Akshay recalls the days when he faced 16 consecutive flops and was panned by the critics.
Akshay says, “There was a time when I had 16 consecutive flops, The media said I was finished. They said I was furniture. They were being kind, actually. I was a whole showroom.”
Akshay’s life has truly been an inspiration for everyone. The way he has become one of the most successful Bollywood actors despite entering the industry as an outsider is truly commendable. His Mission Mangal is all set to hit the cinemas on August 15. Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen.