Actor Akshay Kumar is one of the superstars who usually releases 3-4 movies in a year. However, his few films like Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Selfiee didn’t fare well at the box office. Well, the box office numbers can be a little disheartening for many stars. The numbers decided whether a film is a hit or a flop. Speaking about the same, Akshay Kumar in a recent interview spoke about his box office fate, stating that the failure does bother him.
Akshay Kumar on his box office failure
In a chat with Financial Express, the Sooryavanshi actor said, “We are made or we are broken because of the box office numbers. That’s what you call hits and flops. The audiences tell us when we are right and where we are going wrong, and all that is reflected in the box office numbers because if a film does not work, that means people didn’t come to see it, which in turn means that they didn’t connect to it. And it means that’s the time for you to change. Which I think we as an entire industry are trying to do.”
Akshay Kumar on dealing with failure
Akshay further added, “I have had many cycles of ups and downs in my life. The one common thing is that when the going’s good there are all praises and when it’s not it’s more criticism than you can imagine. Yes, I am human, and good feels good, and bad feels bad, but I am also proud of the ability I have to move on extremely quickly. What keeps me going is the same will I had on the first day I started work, I love working! And no one can take that away from me. You just have to keep going on, there is no other way. There is a higher power that sees everything and it compounds and gives you back the results of the honest hard work you put in. That’s how I deal with it.”
Akshay Kumar upcoming movies
Khiladi Kumar has some interesting films in the lineup. He has OMG 2 – Oh My God 2, Untitled remake of Soorarai Pottru, a biopic on Jassie Gill – The Great Indian Rescue. He will also play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat. Furthermore, Kumar has Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Hera Pheri 3.
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