De Dana Dan, which opens this weekend, is Akshay Kumar’s 5th release this year. While the other big heroes have cut back to one or two big films a year, Akshay has really earned the title, shared by singer James Brown, as the “the hardest working man in show business.” He’s come a long way from his action hero days as Mr. Bond and the Khiladi and his films encompass everything from action to romance to comedy to serious drama. De Dana Dan is a return to the comedic heights of 2001’s Hera Pheri, as Akshay reunites with Suniel Shetty and director Priyadarshan. Added to this winning combination is his lucky charm, actress Katrina Kaif.
Akshay Kumar spoke exclusively with BollySpice.com about his new film, his old films, and the secret of his success. He even let us in on something he fears but you have to read on to find out what that is!
What made you say yes to the role in De Dana Dan (DDD)?
It’s a Priyadarshan movie and for me, when it comes to one of his movies, you don’t need a reason or an attraction, nothing like that; you just need faith.