Actors singing in films is reflection of versatility: Akshay

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has supported the growing trend of actors taking to singing in films, saying it shows their versatility.

"What is wrong in actors singing a song? In Hollywood people act and sing at the same time... It is a hard thing to do. Earlier only comedians used to do comedy. But today an actor does everything from doing comedy or playing a villain or singing or doing TV," Akshay said.

He was speaking to reporters here at a promotional event of his upcoming film `Entertainment`. "It is good to explore other areas also," Akshay said.

The makers of `Entertainment` came up with a unique promotional idea for the film, wherein the `Khiladi` star recorded a song live yesterday.

The song is devoted to the concept of entertainment and is not directly related to the film. "This song has nothing to do with the film. It just has the word entertainment (in it). We were just jamming one day and this song came up and we thought of making it.

"Everyone wants entertainment in life. In India there are two forms of entertainment for people -- cricket and entertainment," Akshay said.

Akshay said that entertainment keeps everyone happy in life. "So we came up with this song, dedicating it to the word entertainment. To sing a song in front of the mike is not easy especially when you are going live. I am not a singer but I tried to sing well. Everyone can sing the song. It`s that kind of a song," he said.

The song, titled `Entertainment` was live-streamed via YouTube. Akshay had earlier crooned `Mujh mein tu` for his movie `Special 26`.

Akshay said that initially he was apprehensive about singing. "First time when I came in the industry and faced the camera to perform there was hesitation (on my part) as none of my forefathers are from the industry. There was hesitation and fear to perform in front of hundreds of people but later on you become normal," Akshay said.

`Entertainment`, directed by the debutante duo Sajid-Farhad, is scheduled for August 8 release.

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