Akshay Kumar – the all-in-one actor of bollywood.
Akshay Kumar is presently considered the all-in-one actor of bollywood. He initially flourished as an action star and showed his metal in the film Khiladi. He also acted in a number of films with Sunil Shetty, prominent among those include Mohra, Dhadkan, etc. in Mohra he acted in the role of a police officer and investigated the criminal activities of Nasir. He also gave good lips in the song “tu chis bari hai” along with Ravina Tandon. The title song in the film Dhadkan, “tum dil ki dhadkan me” became a landmark hit in the respective year.
He also acted in a number of films along with Saif Ali Khan like Main Khilari Tu Anari, which was very successful along with the song “main khiladi tun anari”. He also acted in a negative role with Bipasha Basu in the film Ajnabee, where he conspired against Bobby Deol and Karina Kapoor to earn money and was ultimately killed by Bobby Deol.
Over the years he developed his acting and that had led to performing in many types of roles in recent times. He had shown his comedy conception in the film Hera Pheri with Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Tabu, and also Phir Hera Pheri, with the same team and Bipasha Basu. The scripts were very well written in both these films and he fought out with Sunil Shetty in these films with comedy andaz.
Last year he acted well in the film Bhoolbhulaiya. The film involved supernatural happenings in a big house with Vidya Balan, being involved in the activities. He acted as the scientific expert who understood the events and provided the solution for them. The story does not convince the viewers, but there was entertainment in the film and the song “ami je tomar” played at different times in the film created an uncanny atmosphere.
He also acted in romantic films like Namaste London, opposite Katrina Kaif. His other notable films include International Khiladi with Rekha, Mr. and Mrs Khiladi opposite Juhi Chawla, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, opposite Priyanka Chopra and with Salman Khan. As he had shown his diverse skills, the producers and directors are inclined in giving him dynamic roles in the coming years and he is expected to do even better in 2008 and the years to come.
By: Rumi Chatterji.