"I am taking a break from comedy"
By Nanda Das Post the release of comic caper "Housefull 2", actor Akshay Kumar says he will be taking a break from comedy to concentrate on action films and serious cinema.
In the Capital to shoot for Neeraj Pandey's multi-starrer "Special Chabbis", the 44-year-old, who began his film journey with action films like "Khiladi", "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi" and "Mohra", said he was dying to do action for the past seven years.
"There was too much of comedy from my end. Even I got bored of them. For the past seven years, I was craving for a serious and full-fledged action film but I was loaded with comedy.
"Action is something with which I have started my career and it gave me the platform to become a star. I enjoy doing them and now for sometime I will stick to this particular genre.
"After "Housefull 2", my next two releases - "Joker" and "Once Upon a time in Mumbai 2" are hard core actions. I am happy that the action man is back," Akshay told PTI.
In the past few years, Akshay has been seen in numerous comedy films like "Welcome", "Singh Is Kinng", "Housefull" and "Tees Maar Khan".
While he tasted success in the initial days with films like "Hera Pheri" and "Garam Masala", his latest comic releases like "Thank You" and "Action Replayy" bombed at the box-office.
"I had a bad year. There were many things which went wrong last year. I chose some bad scripts and eventually all the films didn't do well at the box-office," he said.
The "Khiladi" star, who has always enthralled the audience with his breathtaking stunts be it in films or on TV, said he is happy with the way action has evolved in the last decade.
"There is a sea change in the action genre. Earlier, only a handfull of stars who used to do action films. Now, almost all the actors are trying their lucks in action. New technologies have been introduced and a lot of money is being spent on it," he said.
Akshay is gearing up for the upcoming multistarrer "Housefull 2", which has has got more actors on board as compared to the first film.
He is playing a mischievous guy called Jolly One and his character is a comic inspiration of villain Ranjeet. "It is an entertaining film. My character is inspired by Ranjeet. There are so many actors into it but all the actors play an equally important role. Multi-starrers are always fun and I always enjoy them because I believe in quality rather than quantity," he said. PTI