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‘I like being invisible’

Talented Akshaye Khanna has come out of his cocoon to promote his latest release Aakrosh, but the low profile actor admits he loves dodging the media glare and enjoys being invisible. “I love being low profile. I don’t like to be in the press all the time. There are some people who love to be everywhere and visible all the time. I don’t like it. I like to be invisible,” said Akshaye, who is known as a recluse in the industry. But he doesn’t mind bending rules to promote his releases. “Definitely, when my film is about to release, I do whatever I can.”

“In my invisible time, I watch a lot of movies, I read a lot, I have friends and family so I spend time with them and I sleep to the fullest. That’s what I enjoy,” said the actor, who was launched by his actor-politician father Vinod Khanna in the 1997 release Himalaya Putra.

The 35-year-old, who has done films like Taal, Border, Dil Chahta Hai, Humraaz, Hungama, Hulchul, Gandhi — My Father and Race, doesn’t do too many films and claims it is safer to operate that way. “I believe in today’s time, it’s better to sit at home than do a bad film. I’m very satisfied with my career. It’s been 16 years since I gave my first shot. It’s been a long time. In a population of one billion, very few people get an opportunity to work in films. So I feel very blessed. It’s not easy to survive as an actor. So I’m very happy,” added the actor.

Akshaye, who was last seen in the 2009 release Shortkut — The Con is On, is excited about his first release of the year Aakrosh. The action drama, that released on October 15, revolves around honour killings and sees Akshaye working with Ajay Devgan after a gap of eight years. The two were last seen in the 2002 film Deewangee.

“I’ve got back with Ajay in a film after eight years. In fact, I told him recently that we should work together more often. Apart from having a very good personal relationship, I think we share a very good chemistry on screen. We work well together as actors and there is a comfort level between us and I think that's very important,” revealed Akshaye, who is playing a cop in the film, directed by Priyadarshan.

The film also stars Bipasha Basu and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Asked whether he would like to get into production or direction like his contemporaries, the actor said, “I have no plans to get into direction or production. I just don’t have any inclination. I’m very happy being an actor.” After Aakrosh, the actor will also be seen in Farah Khan’s directorial venture Tees Maar Khan at the end of the year.

 Talented Akshaye Khanna has come out of his cocoon to promote his latest release Aakrosh, but the low profile actor admits he loves dodging the media glare and enjoys being invisible. “I love being low profile. I don’t like to be in the press all the time. There are some people who love to be everywhere and visible all the time. I don’t like it. I like to be invisible,” said Akshaye, who is known as a recluse in the industry. But he doesn’t mind bending rules to promote his releases. “Definitely, when my film is about to release, I do whatever I can.”

“In my invisible time, I watch a lot of movies, I read a lot, I have friends and family so I spend time with them and I sleep to the fullest. That’s what I enjoy,” said the actor, who was launched by his actor-politician father Vinod Khanna in the 1997 release Himalaya Putra.

The 35-year-old, who has done films like Taal, Border, Dil Chahta Hai, Humraaz, Hungama, Hulchul, Gandhi — My Father and Race, doesn’t do too many films and claims it is safer to operate that way. “I believe in today’s time, it’s better to sit at home than do a bad film. I’m very satisfied with my career. It’s been 16 years since I gave my first shot. It’s been a long time. In a population of one billion, very few people get an opportunity to work in films. So I feel very blessed. It’s not easy to survive as an actor. So I’m very happy,” added the actor.

Akshaye, who was last seen in the 2009 release Shortkut — The Con is On, is excited about his first release of the year Aakrosh. The action drama, that released on October 15, revolves around honour killings and sees Akshaye working with Ajay Devgan after a gap of eight years. The two were last seen in the 2002 film Deewangee.

“I’ve got back with Ajay in a film after eight years. In fact, I told him recently that we should work together more often. Apart from having a very good personal relationship, I think we share a very good chemistry on screen. We work well together as actors and there is a comfort level between us and I think that's very important,” revealed Akshaye, who is playing a cop in the film, directed by Priyadarshan.

The film also stars Bipasha Basu and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Asked whether he would like to get into production or direction like his contemporaries, the actor said, “I have no plans to get into direction or production. I just don’t have any inclination. I’m very happy being an actor.” After Aakrosh, the actor will also be seen in Farah Khan’s directorial venture Tees Maar Khan at the end of the year.

Getting into the skin of characters 

The sexy Bipasha Basu has been a victim of Paresh Rawal’s anger lately. Before you jump on the women rights’ bandwagon, let us tell you that it was only for Priyadarshan’s latest film Aakrosh.

The movie, which is based on the sensitive issue of honour killing, will see Bipasha getting beaten up by co-star Paresh Rawal. However, it was all done in an easy manner and no bad blood ensued between the stars.

 They both firmly believe in getting into the skin of their characters and hence, tried keeping the scenes as realistic as possible. Well, we think they sure can give the others a lesson or two about dedication and professionalism!


Trip down memory lane 

JeetendraThere couldn’t have been a bigger day for the former cook of veteran actor Jeetendra — Kundan Singh Rajput, who came for the auditions of the cookery show MasterChef India, when host Akshay Kumar actually recognised him from the days he used to be a chef at the star’s home. The cook was thrilled to prepare food for the actor. He made Akshay’s favourite sizzlers and Malabari paratha. The show went on air on October 16 on Star Plus.

“I was very happy to meet Akshay sir once again. I was touched when he said he remembers having eaten at Jeetendra sir’s place and also the fish curry on the sets,” said Kundan.

Talking about the time he worked for Jeetendra, Kundan said, “Ekta and Tusshar used to be kids when I worked at their home. Rishi Kapoorji used to be like family. I have brought
Ranbir and Tusshar home from their school (Bombay Scottish) several times. Both of them loved chicken. Today, when I watch them on the screen I feel very proud and happy.”

Celebrating the spirit 

With the festive season of Navratri coming to an end, Shreyas Talpade along with director Rohit Shetty visited Meera’s dandiya in Borivili.

Both of them were seen interacting with the crowd and in their own Golmaal style, the two appealed to the audience to go and watch their upcoming movie Golmaal 3. Shreyas, especially, seemed to be a favourite with all the ladies who scrambled around him for autographs. He thoroughly enjoyed the event and was seen playing dandiya and garba with his fans.

Lighting up the screen

Actor Tusshar Kapoor has expressed a desire to be paired with actress Kareena Kapoor again in a film. Tusshar wrote on microblogging site Twitter, “Of course, would love to be paired with Kareena, I think we have great on screen chemistry (sic).”

Both the actors were paired opposite each other in two films — Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Jeena Sirf Mere Liye. They were later seen in Golmaal Returns, however, Kareena was paired with Ajay Devgan.  They will be seen again in Golmaal 3, which is slated for a Deepavali release. 

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