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Akshay says no to Hollywood

entertainment Updated: Jun 14, 2010 18:28 IST

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is in no hurry to go West, despite being offered many roles, big and small.

The actor who is one of the highest paid actors of the Mumbai-based film industry says that he will be a misfit in Hollywood and won't desert his Indian fans.

"I am not fit for Hollywood. I am happy being here (Bollywood). I have a huge audience to entertain. I do get small and big offers but I say no," the actor told reporters in London.

The action specialist who will be playing the role of Marathi manoos Sachin Tichkule in his forthcoming satire Khatta Meetha says that making people laugh is the most difficult task for an actor.

"I feel comfortable playing both action and comic roles. I can perform anything but comedy is the toughest as it is very difficult to make somebody laugh. But I enjoy doing something challenging. Khatta Meetha is my best comedy film," said the 42-year-old actor.

Akshay who rocked the box office with hit films like Singh Is King, Welcome, Hey Babby and Housefull has been paired with Southern star Trisha in the film directed by Priyadarshan.

Khatta Meetha is a political satire on the rampant corruption, narrated through the life of a struggling road construction contractor, Sachin Tichkule, played by Akshay.

His character has big dreams of becoming the best road contractor in the region. However due to his lack of money and inability to bribe officials in the municipal office, Sachin never manages to get any of his bills or contracts passed. Ultimately he too becomes a corrupt contractor.

The actor said it was always a challenge to work with Priyadarshan who has so far produced 75 films including 68 superhits.

"I have done five films with him, this is the fifth film and not a single day has gone dull," said Akshay.

Khatta Meetha a remake of the 1989 hit Malayalam film, Vellanakalude Nadu, also directed by Priyadarshan will be released on July 23.