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Akshay Kumar scouting for serious roles

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been doing comedies of late, insists he hasn`t given up on doing serious roles.

"I have not put a full stop on serious roles. I am still waiting for something that excites me. I did `8X10 Tasveer` no one came to see it. So I am looking for a role that attracts more people than `8X10 Tasveer`," Akshay told reporters here Friday.

He was here to promote his film ‘Khatta Meetha’, which is releasing Friday. Directed by Priyadarshan, the comedy will see Akshay playing a contractor and he was dressed like one for the press meet.

In last few years, his name has been associated with comedies only, but the actor started his career with serious film ‘Saugandh’ and later featured in action dramas such as ‘Khiladi’, ‘Sangharsh’, ‘Ajnabee’ and ‘Aakhein’.

His stint with comedy started with Priyadarshan`s super hit film ‘Hera Pheri’. After the success of the movie, Akshay worked in a string of comedies like ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘Singh Is Kinng’, ‘De Dhana Dhan’ and ‘Housefull’.

In most of the films his acting style was same, but the actor denies any monotony in his performance saying: "Everybody has their own viewpoint, but I don`t feel there is any monotony."

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