Here's why Akshay deliberately moved out of action

May 24, 2012, 11:41 IST | PTI

After a gap of almost seven years, actor Akshay Kumar, who is back in action with his soon-to-be released 'Rowdy Rathore', says he deliberately left doing such movies and chose to return to the genre only because of the audience demand

Even when he was not in action, Akshay was receiving offers, but he stayed away as the audience had started liking his comic avatar.

Akshay Kumar

"I had got many offers in between...but I deliberately left it. It took seven years for me to come back to action because I wanted to take break from that. I did action films for say about 14-15 years. I know it was a big break. It is not because of any film that attracted me that I am doing action again. It has nothing to do with the trend as well," Akshay said in an interview.

"Audience like comedy films so I did that. We are like products whatever audience like we get that for them. Audience like when Shahrukh is romancing so he is doing it. Now they want to see action, so I am doing this," he said.

Back in 1990s, Akshay Kumar began his acting career with action films like 'Khiladi', 'Waqt Humara Hai', 'Mohra', 'Suhaag', 'Elaan' and 'Khiladiyo Ka Khiladi'.

He took a break to star in romantic, comedy and drama movies and gave hits like 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai', 'Dhadkan', 'Hera Pheri', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi', 'Garam Masala', 'Hey Babyy', 'Welcome', 'Sing is Kinng', 'Housefull', 'Ek Rishta', and 'Waqt' respectively.

"I think just because you have done a dozen of comedy films does not mean you know comedy. Comedy, action, horror, suspense, drama are all different genres in which the more you get into it, the more you will discover. There are various branches in every genre," Akshay said.

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