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Akshay Kumar is tired of saving heroines

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says that he no longer wants to do the usual 'save heroine from the villian' kind of roles.

entertainment Updated: Apr 20, 2007 10:45 IST

With quite a few box office hits in his kitty, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he is no longer interested in doing formula roles.

After wrapping up the shooting schedule of Priyadarshan's next movie Bhool Bhullaiya, Akshay says he is doing the role of a psychiatrist in the film which is a psycho- thriller.

However, Akshay says he is not too happy to do 'heroic' roles.

"Initially I did quite a few movies in which I was not sure what I was doing in the movies. I just accepted roles that came my way like every actor who wants to establish himself in Hindi movies."

"But, now I am uncomfortable to accept roles where I am asked to do the 'Save heroine from the villian kind of roles,", he says.

"I think I have reached here today because I had faith in myself and my abilities. I have never been a part of the so called camps and despite that I've been lucky enough to carve a niche for myself," he adds further.

Akshay doesn't mind doing a cameo in a film if the character is strong.

"Let me tell you the role I did in Rajkumar Santoshi's Khaki was not actually written for me. It was to be done by Paresh Rawal. But, when it was offered to me I grabbed it because it was a strong character."

The actor also talked about the changing face of the Indian cinema. "I think there is no harm in remaking the movies differently. Farhaan Akthar has done exactly that. It is not a bad idea I liked the way Don was made," he says on the 'remake' controversy.

"People may be critical of Hindi movies . But I feel today when there is an audience of masala movies like Khosla ka Ghosla, Pyaar ke side effects. There are films that do well in north India, there are films which do at small centres and then there are also films like Rang de Basanti which get universal appeal," he says.

Akshay says he was not satisfied the way the sequence of Hera Pheri was made, even though it did well at the box office. Says he, "I still feel it was lacking soul in it. As a cinema lover I liked the first part of Hera Pheri more."