Screen Exclusive: I have avoided cable action in 'Boss', says Akshay Kumar

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Screen Exclusive: I have avoided cable action in 'Boss', says Akshay Kumar. Screen Exclusive: I have avoided cable action in 'Boss', says Akshay Kumar.
SummaryActor Akshay Kumar on the changing nature of filmi content and what keeps him on top of his game

In Boss, there is no cable action because youngsters are getting bored of it. They feel that the actors are not doing much — the cables are in all the jumps etc. In this film I have avoided cables.

I just sit with my 10-year-old son and he gives me so much input. I get introduced to new music, new cinema, short films on YouTube courtesy Aarav.

The going has been good for Akshay Kumar despite a mixed verdict on his films — a successful Special 26 and then Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara which fell short of expectations. On the other hand, 72 Miles Ek Pravas, a Marathi film under his banner Grazing Goat picked up critical acclaim, but in characteristic khiladi style, he’s back on his feet doing what he’s best at — putting out a slew of movies in theatres. Kumar will soon be seen collaborating with producer -director Karan Johar for film under Dharma banner besides Gabbar with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and It’s Entertainment, a venture he has signed with Ramesh Taurani. A film with Neeraj Pandey could also be on cards though the actor has not made a final decision on it.

Busy shooting for Tamil director A.R Murugadoss’s Holiday, a Hindi remake of Thupaaki, under his home banner named Cape of Good Films. Actor Akshay Kumar, during breaks in the shooting, answers a few questions about his upcoming film Boss and asks a few of his own:

From the trailer that one has seen, Boss looks and feels rather different from your earlier films this year, so what can one expect?

Why don’t I ask you — you have seen the promo, what do you think of it?

Let me hazard a guess, an action-drama?

You are right — there is a lot of action, what else can you expect from me? It is a remake of a Malayalam film (Pokkiri Raja), a bit of a situational comedy about a father and son and their relationship. I saw this movie — actually my partner Ashwin Varde saw it and showed it to me. We all loved it and decided to make it. The emotions that I have always enjoyed those that define a father and son relationship — are there in this film. Actually even without realising it I have done several father-son films in my career —

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