Actor Akshay Kumar has no idea why his decision to appear in several movies each year attracts criticism. The actor, who appeared in five films just this year, feels unfairly chastised for it. The discussion around Akshay’s frequent releases grew this year as he turned in four straight duds with Bachchan Pandey, Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, and Ram Setu. His lone OTT release, Cuttputlli, debuted to negative reviews as well.
When asked at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022 why he works so much, Akshay questioned what was wrong with completing tasks on schedule. “Tell me, does anybody here question their children about their heavy workloads? People frequently inquire “why do you gamble so much, why do you drink so much” (in Hindi: tni peeta kyun hai). Who, however, criticizes someone for working hard?
Akshay declared that if given a chance to work on several movies in a year, he would do so as long as he wasn’t “taking from anyone.” I work on four films a year. I do, indeed. Yes, I do advertisements. I have a job, yet I don’t take it from anyone. I don’t comprehend. People from the media enquire about my early rise. But the purpose of the morning is to awaken. Why do you go to bed so early, they enquire. You fool, people sleep at night, “Arre bewakoof, raat ko sota hai aadmi.”
“I don’t know what I am doing incorrectly. If given the opportunity to labour, I will do it; who won’t? I’ll work on four movies. If necessary, I would grant 50 days and 90 days,” he continued.
The actor spoke candidly about his kid Aarav’s lack of interest in viewing movies during the event. Akshay claimed he wanted to show Aarav movies and have a conversation about them, but his kid seemed uninterested.