Akki elated over public response to 'Rowdy Rathore'
Actor Akshay Kumar is elated with the response to his recently released film 'Rowdy Rathore' and insists that he would continue doing movies of all genres. Having begun his career with action films, Akshay later took a break to star in romantic, comedy and dramas, delivering hits like 'Dhadkan', 'Hera Pheri', 'Namaste London', 'Welcome' and 'Singh is Kinng'.
"When I used to do action movies earlier, everyone used to say I am doing a lot of them. These are nothing but mood swings of the audience. What I have learnt is one should do everything from comedy to action, romantic to negative roles.
There should be balance in everything," Akshay said. Directed by Prabhu Deva, 'Rowdy Rathore', an action film features Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. The film released last Friday.
"We went to a few cinema houses and saw people dancing in theatres, whistling and having fun. It feels great to see this kind of response. I heard that in Rajasthan about eight lakh Rajput Rathores, dressed in traditional avatar, are all set to watch the film together," Akshay said.
"It is a big thing for me. Even if I don't get an award it's ok, but it is this reward that makes me happy," he said. 'Rowdy Rathore', a remake of Telugu film 'Vikramarkudu', has had a compelling start. The film has reportedly earned Rs 15.10 crore on the opening day, making it the third biggest opening of all times after 'Agneepath' and 'Bodyguard'.
When asked about the one thing that clicked with the audience, Akshay says, "May be the story line. After all, it is a remake film from South and it is surprising that people are liking the film. The amazing part is that in Chennai and Hyderabad, it is doing a good business. It is surprising that people want to see the same film in different languages. It is the same film after all." PTI