Arindam Kar, a Koimoi reader, had written an Open Letter to Akshay Kumar a couple of months ago. Well, this time he has a special request for Akki! Take a look:
Akshay Kumar is one of those rare actors in the world, who can do action movies, comedy movies, thriller movies, art House movies with equal perfection. He didn’t have any Godfather in this industry which favours star kids.
Another good thing, which I would like to highlight is, that Subha Hone Na De song is still the most viewed Bollywood song on Youtube. While songs like Baby Doll, Chittiyan Kalaiyan and Nagada Sang Dhol, is steadily increasing their view count.
Last time when I wrote this open letter, a lot of die hard Akshay Kumar fans said in the comments section that he always takes the right decision. Considering Baby didn’t make 100 crores and Tanu Weds Manu Returns is making more money than Gabbar, is the proof that Akshay Kumar’s fan following has decreased .
Piku‘s worldwide collection is much Higher than Baby. History of Bollywood has proved that every memorable Bollywood blockbuster movie had good screen time for the heroines. Super Hit Bollywood movies had equal importance for the lead actress. Nowadays, Akshay Kumar movies don’t have any substantial roles for the lead actresses due to which popular actresses don’t work with him and he has to settle with new actresses who are looking for their big break in Bollywood.
Once these actresses become popular, Shah Rukh, Hrithik and Ranbir movies are better choice than Akshay Kumar’s movies. Even Ranveer Singh gets to work with Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. Akshay Kumar’s movies need some better part for the actress: as Anushka Sharma had in PK, Katrina Kaif had in Ek Tha Tiger, Deepika Padukone had in Chennai Express. If The Khans can offer better roles for their heroines why can’t Akshay?
Why will top actresses do a fifteen minute role of Taapsee Pannu in Baby, if they can do better roles in Don 2, Piku , Ram Leela and Bajrangi Bhaiijaan. I do hope Airlift has better part for Nimrat Kaur. If this brings any sense, then listen to this – “Raanjhanaa‘s worldwide collection was higher than Holiday.”
I am requesting Akshay Kumar: Please increase the screen time of your lead actress. The role of the heroine must be equally important in the movie as the role of the hero.
We know both Happy New Year and Special 26 were heist movies; one was realistic and other was commercial. But Deepika was very much part of the team as well as romantic interest of Shah Rukh Khan: In Special Chabbis, Divya Dutta is the only female member of the team. Most of the movie focused on Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher. If Kajal Agarwal’s role would have been longer than Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee then it would have benefited the movie in terms of Box Office collection.
Come on, everybody wants to watch the heroines more than Anupam Kher. Even in Kick and Bodyguard the actresses got enough importance compared to Boss. Oh My God didn’t have any scope for any actress but the Telugu remake Gopala Gopala gave some importance to Shriya Saran’s role. Badlapur was a crime thriller but still the director gave equal screen time to the actresses.
Akshay’s supporters might say Shah Rukh, Salman and Hrithik’s latest movies were not that good, but their movies make 100 crores in three days. Ek Tha Tiger, Happy New Year, Chennai Express, Singham Returns, Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani, all got much bigger opening than Gabbar, as they know how to market their movies.
Promotion on Comedy Nights with Kapil, giving Interviews to news channels, visiting reality shows, taking selfies with people in shopping malls is not a guarantee that the movie will become a commercial success.
If Akshay continues making wrong choice of movies, then he will face much embarrassment in future when Kangana and R. Madhavan’s movie will make more money than his movie, example Tanu Weds Manu Returns. He thinks, it’s cool to do Chandni Chowk to China, Kambakht Ishq, The Shaukeens, Housefull, Boss type movies, as I can see from his interviews.
Akshay Kumar’s Facebook page and Twitter account shows that he still has huge fan following. I know Singh Is Bling and Housefull 3 won’t be as good as Rowdy Rathore and Herapheri, but still I pray that they don’t become another Action Jackson and Humshakals.
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