I’m done proving things for people: Akshay Kumar

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 05, 2016 18:36 IST
The actor says that after chasing his dreams for so many years, it’s time for him to sit back and “enjoy the view”; also talks about wife Twinkle Khanna and her family. (HT Photo)

Akshay Kumar got married to Bollywood actor Twinkle Khanna, daughter of Dimple Kapadia and late Rajesh Khanna, in 2001. Last month, they celebrated their 15th anniversary.

“I wasn’t just lucky to marry Tina. I was lucky to also get to be part of her amazing family that is as mad as she is. It just makes my life at home so much more enjoyable (smiles),” says Akshay, adding, “What I cherish the most is that now I am the one who takes care of them (Twinkle’s family). They have made me laugh more times than I can remember. I am so lucky that I get to come home to card games and giggles, instead of more stress (laughs).”

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Akshay and Twinkle have two kids — son Aarav and daughter Nitara. “Even if I dedicated every waking hour to them, I’d still want to spend more time with them. Being a parent is like trying to fill a cup that can’t be filled,” he says.

Akshay also tweeted a picture of them on January 17, and said, “Found this old pic & nothing’s changed, couldn’t & still can’t take my eyes off her.Happy anniversary @mrsfunnybones (sic).” (Twitter)

The 48-year-old has just delivered a big hit, Airlift. At this stage, however, the actor insists that he is focusing on “just making people happy”. “I have done my bit of proving things. I have battled life’s hurdles and I have chased my dreams. Now, it is time for me to ride the wave and see what life has to offer me. I’m happy to just be me, and go where the winds take me. I’m not running in any direction. I’m just enjoying the view,” he says.

Twinkle posted an image with Akshay on January 17 on Twitter, and said, “Your husband gave you anything for your anniversary ? He gave me 15 years of moments like these... (sic).” (Twiiter)

Of late, Akshay has mixed up his film choices — he has done critically acclaimed movies as well as commercial potboilers. “I have found a lot of happiness in doing critically acclaimed films… more than I thought I would experience actually. Though numbers are great for business, I love to love my work, whether it’s successful or not. Sometimes, one has to do something challenging to feel worthwhile in this rat race we call the entertainment industry,” he says.

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