'It's only acting that matters'

Candid talk

Actor Akshaye Khanna says he is not a fitness freak and doesn’t understand Bollywood’s obsession with six-pack abs.

Khanna, who has spent more than a decade in the industry, insists having a perfect physique might make for a good appearance on screen but not for a good actor.

“I don’t think to prove yourself as an actor, you have to be a fitness freak or have six pack abs. Looks are important when on screen but they are not the priority.,” he said.

“I have known people who might not look very good but are fantastic actors. Appearance does help to an extent but at the end it is only acting that matters,” he said.

“The audience today is smart, they know what they want and if an actor is not able to do justice to the character and portray it convincingly it won't be appreciated by the audience,” Akshaye added.

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