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I am happy to be doing action films again: Akshay Kumar

bollywood Updated: Nov 29, 2011 18:59 IST

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who has regaled the audience with his slapstick comedy, wants to now return to his 'action' innings to cash on the recent success of such films before he grows older.

With films like Dabangg, Bodyguard, Singham and Force making hay at the box office, Akshay too wants to jump into the action bandwagon and make success.

"One of the reasons for me to do action films is spurt of these movies. Another reason is lot of time has passed and I have not done any action film. I did not do action films because my son was small..now he is a 10-year-old. I am ready to get into it for another four-five years of action," Akshay told PTI in an interview.

"I am 44-45-year-old and in another five years I won't be able to do action so I want to play the last action innings," he said.

Back in the 1990s when Akshay began his acting career, he starred in action films but took a sabbatical later on and did comedy, romance and drama.

His feature films like Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Mr and Mrs Khiladi (1997), International Khiladi (1999), Khiladi 420 (2000), earned him the nick name Khiladi.

Now almost after a decade, the Khiladi is back in the same zone, with his upcoming film Khiladi 786, an action comedy starring Akshay, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya.

"Its been 12 years I haven't done that kind of a film. The role that I got, suits me..I think it was written for me. I am happy to be doing action films again," Akshay said.

The film is slated to release in Diwali 2012.