Akshay doesn’t want to harp on patriotism
Action star Akshay Kumar, who has been starring in films with strong patriotic sentiments, says he doesn’t want to stress on patriotism or the fact that there is a sudden rise in patriotic feelings.
Asked about his patriotic films including his forthcoming one titled Airlift, Akshay said: “My father was in the Army, so perhaps due to that I feel like doing such films. I’m fond of the genre. When such stories come in front of you, you feel good about them. But I don’t want to stress on them. I don’t want to enforce this fact that there is extreme patriotism suddenly rising in me.”
In the forthcoming film’s trailer, he is seen playing an influential businessman who has several enemies due to his power. It gives a sneak peek of the time when Iraq invaded Kuwait and Indians had to be evacuated in 1990. “Of course, there is patriotism and I’m proud to be an Indian. And sometimes those films come like Baby which was about RAW agents and there were numerous real elements in it,” added the actor, who donned the uniform for Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty (2014).
The actor believes that he has a physique due to which he can “portray a police officer, an Army officer or a Naval officer because you find my structure like that. And so, it looks believable”.