Akshay Kumar is a man who made it into Bollywood without any godfather. His debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s Aaj as a Martial Arts Instructor was not noticed by many but slowly and steadily, he made his way to the top. From the cramped streets of Chandni Chowk to being a chef in Bangkok, he started out as an action hero in the film Industry then expanded his boundaries with time. Today, his story is one of the most astonishing and inspiring success stories of Bollywood. Here’re is why Akshay Kumar is the most versatile actor of Bollywood.
1. Action Jackson
Akshay is one of those actors who can be credited to breaking the myth that action stars in India cannot act. He earned the title of ‘Khiladi Kumar’ with the series of Khiladi movies and still continues to do action movies now and then. Akshay is a sixth-degree black belt in Martial Arts and still practices it. Apart from this, he loves kickbox, swim, play basketball and has even developed a love for Parkour. At the age of 48, he sets an example for everyone with his amazing fitness level. He even does most of his action scenes himself. He’s a total badass!
2. A Romantic from the heart
Akshay always keeps us engrossed into the story when it’s about love. He flaunts his softer side like a true man who is not afraid to show it. He makes you fall in love with his character and the story in such a way that you can’t help but root for him to win over his love. Namastey London, Dhadkan, Mohra are few of the living examples of my statement.
3. Ultimate Comic Timing
Priyadarshan showed us a whole new side of Akshay in Hera Pheri. This went on further with movies like Garam Masala, Singh Is King, Welcome, Hey Babyy, Tashan, Housefull 4. He kept getting better and better with time. His intrinsic humour and well-timed punches hit us right where they need to.
4. Our Very Own Patriotic Hero
Akshay Kumar’s father was in the army and he says maybe that’s the reason why patriotism is in his blood. It may sound a little corny but he is one of those Bollywood actors who had done meaningful, patriotic movies which have inspired many Indians. He accepts that he enjoys doing projects depicting the spirit of nationalism. How else do you explain movies like Gabbar is Back, Holiday, Airlift, Baby, Gold, Kesari to name a few from his recent past.
5. Emotions come naturally to him
Akshay Kumar can make your cry on cue, he can also make you hate him. He moulds himself into his character. His performance in Sangharsh will give you goosebumps. He even won the Filmfare Award for Best Negative Role for Ajnabee. There are no bounds to this man, he is full of talent from head to toe. Next time you go for one of his movies, remember to keep your emotions at bay.
Akshay has proven his mettle in all genres of cinema. He is, without a doubt the ‘King of Versatility’. Can I dare say he is Bollywood’s very own Leonardo DiCaprio? Leave your comments below if you agree with me.
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