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Housefull 3: I don't want to be called an 'action hero', says Akshay Kumar

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 25 May 2016, 16:04 IST

Known for a string of action films, Akshay Kumar is now gearing up for the release of his upcoming comic entertainer, Housefull 3.

In the film directed by Sajid-Farhad, Akshay's character suffers from split personality.

In a group interview with Catch, on being asked about taking up films in diverse genres, Akshay said,

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"I want to do different things and that's it. I don't want to have a particular image, I don't want to be called an action hero or a comedy hero or a villain. I want to keep on changing. I want to keep on challenging myself because I am bored. That's why I try to finish my films in 30-50 days. If I keep on doing a film for 300 or 400 days, I'd die."

The actor also confessed that one of the major reasons to act in three to four films a year is because he gets the scope to experiment. He said,

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"What else to do? If I do about just one film a year, it will be around 40-50 days, what will I do in the remaining days of the year?"

Also starring Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, Housefull 3 releases on 3 June, 2016.

First published: 25 May 2016, 14:45 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.