Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar is currently soaring high on the success of his latest release, Mission Mangal. Directed by Jagan Shakti, the science fiction drama also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya and Sonakshi Sinha. The film saw an exceptionally good opening day and is predicted to have a successful run at the box office. It is loosely based on the life of scientists who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission.
In a recent promotional event, the actor opened up about actors who avoid multi-hero films and shared, “To be honest and without taking names, actors in our industry still don’t understand the fact that they should do two-hero or three-hero subject. They are not doing it. I have tried to find out why they don’t want to do it. Everybody wants to do a solo hero subject. The earlier generation – my generation – did it. They even worked in three-hero subjects.” He went on to add, “These days two heroes hardly want to work together. Even if they do, they do it after repeated requests. This doesn’t happen in Hollywood. It only happens here and it is very sad.”
When asked if he would like to do such films, Akshay said, “I would love to work in a four-hero or five-hero subject. It doesn’t matter as long as your role is fine and you know you are part of a good film. I don’t know, is it the insecurity that matters to them (actors of today) or anything else, I have failed to understand.”