Akshay Kumar ecstatic over public response to `Rowdy Rathore`
Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is elated with the response to his recently released film `Rowdy Rathore` and insists that he would continue doing movies of all genres.
Akshay Kumar had began his acting career in the 1990s through action films like `Khiladi`, `Waqt Humara Hai`, `Mohra`, `Suhaag`, `Elaan` and `Khiladiyo Ka Khiladi`.
Later, he took a break to star in romantic films, comedy and drama movies and gave hits like `Dil Toh Pagal Hai`, `Dhadkan`, `Hera Pheri`, `Mujhse Shaadi Karogi`, `Garam Masala`, `Hey Babyy`, `Welcome`, `Singh is Kinng`, `Housefull`, `Ek Rishta` and `Waqt` respectively.
"When I used to do action movies earlier...Everyone used to say I am doing a lot of action movies. These are nothing but mood swings of people and even audience also has mood swings. What I have learnt is one should do everything from comedy to action, from romantic to negative roles. There should be balance in everything," Akshay said.
Directed by Prabhu Deva, `Rowdy Rathore`, an action film features Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. The film released yesterday.
"When we had gone to a few cinema houses we had seen people dancing in theatres, whistling and having fun...And it feels great to see this kind of response. I heard that in Rajasthan, there are about eight lakh Rajput Rathore, dressed in traditional avatar, are all set to watch the film together," Akshay said.
"It is a big thing for me. Even if I don`t get award it`s ok, but it is this reward that makes me happy," he said.
`Rowdy Rathore` has had a compelling start. The film has reportedly earned Rs 15.10 crore on the opening day, making it the third biggest opening of all times after `Agneepath` and `Bodyguard`.
When asked about the one thing that clicked with the audience Akshay says, "May be the story line. After all, it is a remake film from South and it is surprising that people are liking the film. The amazing part is that in Chennai and Hyderabad, it is doing a good business. It is surprising that people want to see the same film in different languages. It is the same film after all."