Akshay Kumara commented on R Madhavan’s comment that making good movies takes one to two years and not just a few months. At a recent press conference for the song launch of his upcoming film Raksha Bandhan, Akshay said what he can do if his film comes out in a short period of time. He also asked if he should fight the director because the film would be wrapped up too quickly. (Read also | Akshay Kumar says he ‘can’t work in a film that takes more than 100 shooting days’†
Recently, while promoting Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, R Madhavan talked about movies like Pushpa: The Rise and KGF: Chapter 2 that lasted over a year to shoot. He said that actors are committed to the projects and films are made in years and not just three or four months. Earlier this year, Akshay had said he “cannot work in a film that requires more than 100 shooting days.”
At the press conference, when asked to respond to Madhavan’s comment, Akshay said: ‘Kya kehna chahunga? Bhai meri filmein khatam ho jaati hain main kya karoon? The most important is mien thode hi kuch…meri filmein khatam ho jaati hain. Ek director aata hai kehta hai bhaiya aapka kaam khatam aap ghar jaaiye. Toh ab main ussey ladoon? (What can I say? What can I do if my film is finished in a short time? The director comes and tells me that my work on a film is finished and I can go home. What should I do? fight him)?”
Raksha Bandhan director Aanand L Rai also replied: “He has said it over and over about completing a movie in 40-45 days. But his calculation is wrong. He has misled people by telling this. What movies were made in 40 -45 days completed? He comes on set at 6 in the morning and stays until we finish our work so he don’t know but people get him on board and say 40-45 days but actually he gives 80 -90 days worth of a movie if you consider the time he spends on set in a day.”
Akshay spoke to Pinkvilla earlier this year and said: “You can’t spend more than 45 to 50 days on a film and if you make a film in this time frame, your budget is always under control. I can’t work in a film that requires more than 100 shooting days are needed.”
Akshay will next be seen in Raksha Bandhan, written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon. The film will hit theaters on August 11, 2022. Apart from Akshay, the film also features Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth.
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