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Akshay not humourless in Baby: Neeraj Pandey

Akshay Kumar, who has featured in comic roles in films like Entertainment and The Shaukeens, will not appear ‘humourless’ in his forthcoming film Baby, which is on terrorism. The film’s director Neeraj Pandey says there’s more than seriousness to the actor’s character. “I wouldn’t say he is completely humourless in Baby. His character has its funny moments. He doesn’t wear a frown forever.

But he is extremely serious about his work. Akshay according to me is way better in Baby than in my earlier film Special 26,” Pandey said. From action, comedy and romantic roles - Akshay has done it all in his film career, but haven’t comedies been in abundance in his filmography? “Who am I to comment? He has the experience of (over) 130 films behind him, whereas I have only three films. I feel lucky to be able to make the films that I want to make with the actors I want,” said Pandey.

Baby also stars actors Rana Daggubati and Tapsee Pannu, who were chosen from the five to six actors that the film’s crew had shortlisted. Pandey’s next film is on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and stars Sushant Singh Rajput. “The budget will depend on the canvas. The content excites me, not the budget. In Baby, the scale is big because the plot demanded it,” he said.

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