Playing Rustom Pavri was not difficult: Akshay Kumar

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 19:22 IST
Akshay Kumar claims he has several Parsi friends and he always wanted to be a Merchant Navy officer. Rustom Pavri, his character in Rustom is Parsi man who is a naval officer.

Actor Akshay Kumar, who essays a Parsi character in Rustom, has claimed the character wasn’t tough.

“I have lots of friends who are Parsis. One of my best friends in school was a Parsi. My manager is also a Parsi. So I have a lot of Parsi friends and I know people from the community. Therefore, it wasn’t a difficult role to portray,” Akshay said.

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In Rustom, Akshay essays a Navy officer. He has previously donned the uniform as an Army officer in Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, anti-terrorism secret agent in Baby, an Indian Air Force officer in Andaaz and as a police officer in films such as Aan: Men at Work, Khakee, Mohra, Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Khiladi 786, among others.

“My father was in the Army, so there was one time when it would have been possible that I would have been in the Merchant Navy, but things did not work out... Something else was written in my destiny, so here I am in front you,” Akshay said.

Akshay and Ileana in a still from Rustom.

“Action has changed a lot over the years. We have started getting so much help from Hollywood, from the Chinese film industry, from Hong Kong and Australia... So we are getting a lot of technology here now. Because of this, we have changed a lot (in action) and we will keep on changing. As much as the business of the films are going to increase, the action will change,” Akshay said.

Read: Time-travel with Ameen Sayani’s Rustom trailer

Rustom talks of infidelity and extra-marital relationships. It is based on the sensational Nanavati case where Indian Navy Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife’s lover.

Watch Rustom trailer

Also starring Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Arjan Bajwa and Pavan Malhotra among others, the film is set to release on August 12.

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