I don’t believe in dire body makeovers: Akshay Kumar
At a time when actors are going out of their way to gain or lose weight for a particular film role, superstar Akshay Kumar says he does not believe in drastic body makeover for a film. Akshay, 48, said he has never been in the race to have a certain body type.
“I lead a very healthy lifestyle and I don’t believe in drastic body makeovers for film roles. As I shoot back-to-back and if I start following a certain diet or exercise then it would take a toll on my health. I always leave the margin of either 6kg more or less,” he told reporters.
Akshay would be next seen in Raja Krishna Menon’s Airlift, which is based on the civil evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war. “I was not aware about this issue at all. I had no knowledge about it. I was shocked when I read and heard the script of Airlift from my director.” The Baby star said the script of the film is powerful and he has full faith in Menon, who is returning to direction after a gap of six years.
“When a script is powerful then a director automatically gets the confidence. I have worked with 18-19 new directors in the film... Some made it and some didn’t. I believe in the script,” he said. Airlift, which releases this Friday, stars Nimrat Kaur opposite Akshay.