By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Everyone is talking
about the injury Akshay Kumar suffered earlier this week while shooting
a cola ad.
When asked what happened, Akshay brushed it off with a nonchalant
'While shooting on a mo'bike my leg touched the silencer. That's it.
Unfortunately for me, I was wearing shorts. Maybe if I had been in my
trousers nothing would have happened,' Akshay told IANS.
'I can't remember when I have had a serious injury... Except the
slipped disc, which happened many years ago while I was doing a stunt
for 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi'. Since then there has been nothing serious,
just minor stuff here and there. In fact, I am waiting for something to
Of course, Akshay is only joking. He has made a promise to himself
after his son Aarav's birth - no more of the dangerous stuff.
In fact, the heart-in-the-mouth derring-do has ceased completely. 'I
remember this stunt I had done for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Angaaray' where I
had slid from one skyscraper to another on a steel rope. I'd never do
At the moment Akshay is looking forward to the release of Raj
Kanwar's 'Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye' in May and two new projects -
Rituparno Ghosh's 'Rahgeer' and Sajid Khan's
(choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan's brother) directorial debut
to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
'None of these are comedies. I have never worked with Rituparno
Ghosh or with PNC (Pritish Nandy Communications) before. It sounded
right when Rituparno narrated the subject of 'Rahgeer'. I haven't done
anything like 'Rahgeer' before...
Talking about his association with the Sajids, Akshay said: 'Both
the Sajids are my friends. I have done two other films - 'Mujhse Shaadi
Karogi' and 'Jaaneman' - with Sajid Nadiadwala. He's a terrific
producer. I am looking forward to working with him.
'As for Sajid Khan, he's full of joy and mischief. But there's a
sensitive side that people will see in his film.'
Akshay is currently shooting for a new comedy 'Bhaagam Bhaag' with
his favourite director Priyadarshan and with Govinda for the first
How's the experience of working with Govinda?
'Fine, just fine. I don't have a problem with anybody,' said the new
'I'd rather just do my work and talk only when necessary. Even if
I've to speak about a film, I first let others have their say and then
have my say.'