Actor Akshay Kumar, who is known as much for pulling off daredevil stunts as for his comic timing, is riding high on the ­success of his last two releases — Gabbar is Back and Baby.
“It feels really nice to be appreciated by those you are working for, which is my audience and fans. It also means that the social message in the films has reached a lot of people,” says the 47-year-old, who got texts, calls and ­messages from not just fans but also many politicians, congratulating him for taking up the issue of corruption in his latest release.
“I do hope we all become anti-corruption at a personal level and instead of harassing a guy who jumps the ­signal, we put those involved in ghotalas of ­billions in the dock. Most of the ­incidents in Gabbar... are based on ­real-life incidents. Like the hospital bit in the film actually ­happened at a Nagpur hospital,” says Khiladi Kumar, who is feeling a bit emotional with all the fan love pouring in.
“You know, I am just so overwhelmed with all the love that people shower on me. God! I don’t know what to do ... how to return their love. The more I try to give back, the more it ­multiplies. It is just unbelievable. They recently put a ­huge garland on my film’s poster! I want to say that I love them all,” says Kumar, who has found his own way of giving back all the love. “I love films with social messages and are yet commercially viable. But now, I am itching to do a comedy. I have to deliver variety to entertain my audience, right?” he says.