Filmmaker Boney Kapoor says Akshaye Khanna may have chosen to stay away from the spotlight, but it does not take away from the fact that he is a "fantastic" actor. Khanna plays a cop in Kapoor’s upcoming production, 'Mom', which features his actress-wife Sridevi in the lead.
"Akshaye is a bundle of talent. He remains reclusive but is still exclusive. We were fortunate to have him on board. His contribution to the film has been immense. He has been so motivated that he knows the script like the back of his head. He is an asset to our film and to the industry."
Sridevi, who has also worked with Akshaye’s father, the late actor Vinod Khanna, says the 42-year-old is "well brought up".
"Working with Akshaye was a pleasure. I remember seeing him when I used to work with his father Vinod Khanna ji. I never thought this boy will work in films and become such a great actor.
He is a well brought up. Very few people in film industry are so down to earth. He does a wonderful job with all his roles."