The Cinema Times, Kathmandu- It is high time Bollywood gets the needed change. The dropping box office numbers signal the audience don’t feel connected with the cinema and we are going wrong, says Akshay Kumar.
There was a time when actor Akshay Kumar was considered a hit machine. His cinemas were earning moolah, but few of his recent works haven’t worked.
It is of course the box office numbers that make or break a star and one cannot deny that the numbers bother everyone. In an interview, Akshay said that when the going’s good there are all praises and when it’s not there’s more criticism and he does feel bad when his cinemas don’t work. But he also has this ability to move on extremely quickly. He doesn’t ponder on the results but gets back to work and that’s what keeps him going. He loves working and has got the same energy he had on the first day of his work.
He said that the audience’s response to a cinema signals that a change is needed. The audiences tell where the industry is going wrong and that is reflected in the box office numbers. If a cinema doesn’t work, it means the audience didn’t connect to it. And that signals change is needed, which the entire industry is trying to do.
Akshay began his career in 1991 with ‘Saugandh’ and had his first commercial success with the action thriller ‘Khiladi’, a year later. He will next be seen in ‘The Great Indian Rescue’ with Parineeti Chopra and ‘OMG- Oh My God 2’ alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam. He also has the Hindi remake of ‘Soorarai Pottru’ in the pipeline.