Legendary actor Manoj Kumar is happy that superstars Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are carrying forward the good work that he started 45 years ago. The veteran actor stated that both the actors are bringing social awareness through their respective films and carrying forward the legacy, which he started with his films like Upkar and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.
"It's not as if I had any copyright claims over the name Bharat. Anyone and everyone is Bharat. I am happy that superstars like Salman and Akshay are playing heroes who can bring about a social awakening, a new dawn, Naya Bharat", Manoj Kumar said.
"If you are sincere to your work, and if you are sincere in your desire to bring about change in society, the audience will embrace your efforts. I see honesty in Salman and Akshay's work that cannot go unrewarded," the 81-year-old actor stated.
Manoj Kumar also expresses his desire to direct a film soon.
"I want to die with my chappals on. I plan to get back to direction at the earliest", Manoj Kumar concluded.