Glad to be first Bollywood star to go South: Akshay
In his Bollywood career of close to 25 years, Akshay Kumar will be seen in a Tamil film for the first time, something which the actor is very proud of. Akshay will be seen in the Tamil film Robot 2, opposite superstar Rajinikanth. The Baby star will be playing the main antagonist in the Shankar-directed movie.
“I am very glad that I am the first (male) actor to go and do a Tamil film. I am very happy. And I am grateful to them to get me and put me there... Which other male actor has gone there?” Akshay said. “You don’t get it (the roles). Down south they take our heroines but...I am happy that I am doing it. I would love to break this myth and do a South Indian film. I have done a Marathi film, Punjabi film, I would love to do a Gujrati film, Bihari and Bengali film.
Akshay, who has off late been part of socially relevant films like Baby, Special 26 and Airlift, said Robot 2 carries a message with it too.
“I liked the story of Robot 2... Let me just give you one little sneak peak. It teaches you something. There is a message in Robot 2. I loved the script.”