I am not bothered about 100 crore club: Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is ready with another masala entertainer in 'Boss', which hits theatre this Wednesday, but the actor says he is not worried about the film making it to the exclusive 100 crore club of Bollywood
With the 100 crore club becoming the new benchmark of success, there is an increased pressure on superstars to deliver and 'Boss' is coming after the disappointing performance of Akshay's previous film 'Once Upon a Time In Mumbai Dobaara'. "I am not worried about being in 100 crore club. My film 'Oh My God' topped about 82-84 crore and was a success espite not being in the 100 crore club because it was made only in 12 crores.
"Returns were 300-400 per cent high on 'OMG' and it was a bigger hit than any other films of mine. 'Boss' is made in about 50 crore. I am not worried if it is crossing 100 crore or not," Akshay told reporters while promoting the action-comedy here. Akshay is playing a gangster in the film again after 'Once upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara' but any suggestion that he may be repeating himself, irritates him. "I am not inclined towards such roles, they just happen.
In 'Boss' my role is not of a gangster exactly, he is a good person, who does a lot of odd jobs for good cause. My role in 'Boss' and 'Once upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara' have different mindset," Akshay said. In 'Boss', the 46-year-old actor portrays a kind Haryanavi gangster with veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty playing the role of his father. The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit and Ronit Roy.
For Akshay, the movie has the best action sequences. "It is the best action movie as it has no computer graphic action. It is much raw, man to man, real action. Also, the climax is very different from the rest of the movies. "In the climax, I do not come with an army of people to fight Ronit in the end. Nor he has a army to deal with me. It is a fight between me and him, man to man," he added.