Akshay wants to give Khiladi title to son Aarav

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Oct 05, 2012 14:01 IST

Akshay  Kumar
Actor Akshay Kumar did not promote  his 2012 film, Joker due to reported differences with the film’s director Shirish Kunder. He was instead seen promoting his other project, Oh My God. Many distributors even demanded a compensation from Akki, claiming that had he promoted the film, its business would have gone up.

Actor Akshay Kumar, known as Bollywood's Khiladi following his on-screen daredevilry and his string of Khiladi films, says he would love to give the title to his 10-year-old son Aarav in future.

"I would give this title Khiladi to my son after another 24 years," Akshay told reporters here Thursday during the trailer launch of his upcoming film Khiladi 786.

He thanks filmmaker duo Abbas-Mustan, who were the first to give him the title of Khiladi with the 1992 film of the same name.

"When I first entered the industry, they were the ones who gave me this tag Khiladi. It is with me since then. After that, many films were made on Khiladi and this (Khiladi 786) is a Khiladi film I am doing after 12 years. So you can call this is a comeback film of Khiladi."

The 45-year-old's Khiladi series so far includes Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997), International Khiladi (1999), and Khiladi 420 (2000).

He also made his TV debut as the host of action-adventure reality show Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009.

Akshay, who recently became a father to a daughter, says he has to take his 'khiladi' tag very seriously off the screen as well, thanks to his wife, Twinkle Khanna.

"I don't have any choice! My wife is a very competitive woman. If I come last, I wouldn't be greeted very well when I come back home. My daughter is six days old. By the time she grows up, I will be 50 or 52, and that time I will have to compete with all other parents who are of 30 and again my wife is going to say I have to win.

"It's going to be a challenge for me," he added.

Meanwhile, Akshay is trying to chalk out as much time for his new little bundle of joy, as he can.

"I try to spend as much time possible (with her). As soon as I get done with my shooting and press conferences, I go and see her," the 45-year-old said.


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