Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, who returns to the action genre after seven years with `Rowdy Rathore`, confesses that he had to put in a lot of hard work while shooting dance sequences as director Prabhu Deva`s steps were very difficult.
"Whatever he tells me, I go and rehearse it. We start rehearsing one week before. His steps are not so easy that you can do it immediately on the sets. Whatever steps he tells me I practice it and then do it finally," Akshay, who is a good dancer himself, said.
He was talking on the sets of the TV show `Dance India Dance` where he appeared to promote his film.
`Rowdy Rathore` also stars Sonakshi Sinha and is slated for a June 15 release.
Akshay`s recently released `Housefull 2` has garnered huge response at the box-office. The film reportedly earned Rs.50 crore in just four days.
Akshay says a lot of hard work has gone into the multi-starrer directed by Sajid Khan.
"It has been a hard battle in four days. So let`s hope everything goes well. It`s everybody`s hard work together. It`s a team work from Sajid Khan to (producer) Sajid Nadiadwala," he said.