Akshay Kumar has seen several highs and lows in his career with films like Sooryavanshi (2021), Kesari (2019), Baby (2015) and Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014) among many others. He has also tasted failure with his recent releases such as Bachchhan Paandey (2022) and Samrat Prithviraj (2022).
The superstar, who is gearing up for the release of Raksha Bandhan directed by Aanand L. Rai, does not feel affected by it as he says that ups and downs happen in everyone's life.
Over the years, Akshay has pushed the envelope and has delivered films like Padman (2018) and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) to name a few, which gave a strong message.
When asked if he feels any responsibilities as he has worked in genre-bending movies, Akshay in a conversation with IANS said, "No, we are making films. We are not taking responsibility. Yeah, a man would think that his film works so that he has the strength to go forward to make films as there are so many other issues. But responsibilities, don't want to think that much. My last two films did not work. People came up to me and said that you have to do something now, I made films and did not work."
Kumar then spoke about how he had seen failure in his career earlier too. "This has happened several times in my career… Ups and downs happen in everybody's life. Already, a man puts in everything in making a film, and after that doing the publicity of that film that too takes a toll."
The 54-year-old actor has been in the industry for over three decades and has worked in over 100 films. He made his debut with Saugandh (1991).
Raksha Bandhan will release on August 11. It also stars Bhumi Pednekar