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Airlift: Akshay Kumar credits his success to fans, says he couldn't have asked for more

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:30 IST

Akshay Kumar is overwhelmed with the response to his latest film Airlift which is about evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war. The actor says such type of films come "almost once in an actor's lifetime".

"My Twitter feed has been flooded with #Airlift, so much positivity and love... I couldn't have asked for more and for sure wasn't expecting this much hence feeling very overwhelmed," Akshay tweeted on Wednesday, 27 January.

"While most of you have written I should do more films like Airlift... I wish I could but honestly films like these come very rarely, almost once in an actor's lifetime and I am extremely fortunate to be a part of it. Thank you all for everything," he added.

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Crediting his entire success to fans, he said:

"What I have understood with these many years in the industry is that an actor is a star because of his (or her) fans and should do anything in power to entertain viewers. All I was ever really good at was stunts as I had to make my mark. That was what I focused on the most."

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The Khiladi actor added that he doesn't take things for granted and has gone through highs and lows in his movie career which more than two-decades long.

"There was a time when I delivered 14 flops in a row. I was down in the dumps, and suddenly the 15th film worked and then there were 16 films which were box office hits," he said.


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The actor added that he likes doing films which offer "wholesome entertainment to the entire family".

"There is lot of hard work put in by a lot of people to make the movie and bring it to audiences. I like doing film which offer wholesome entertainment to the entire family, and the 'Singh' series is a perfect blend of comedy, romance, action and a lot of masti!" the Baby star."

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He also mentioned that he like working with Lara Dutta by saying:

"I love working with Lara. In fact I had requested her to do Singh Is Bliing which she obliged. And her performance is flawless in the movie as usual."


First published: 27 January 2016, 7:55 IST