I wanted to sort personal issues: Akshaye Khanna on his long break

Akshaye Khanna will make his silver screen comeback with John Abraham-Varun Dhawan-Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer Dishoom after a four-year-long break. The actor says he was dealing with some personal issues during the break.

bollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2016 13:07 IST
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Akshaye Khanna in a still from Dishoom.

Bollywood Actor Akshaye Khanna is excited to be back on the big screen after a long sabbatical, and has said that he was dealing with some personal issues during the break. The actor, who last appeared in 2012 comedy Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai, will be now seen in action-adventure Dishoom, which co-stars John Abraham and Varun Dhawan.

“I had some personal issues which I had to sort out so, I couldn’t work for a while. I am thrilled to be back with this film (Dishoom) and a couple of more films this year,” Khanna told reporters here.

In the Rohit Dhawan-directed movie, the 41-year-old actor plays a character named Wagha, who kidnaps India’s best cricket player right before an India versus Pakistan final match.

Speaking at the trailer launch of Dishoom, Akshay said it was just a one line narration of the film that got him excited. He said, “For me, it was just one line of the film which was so fresh. 36 hours before India Pakistan final match, a major Indian cricketer gets kidnapped. Just that one liner is so interesting and fresh.”

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“And the fact that I kidnap him makes it even more nicer. That’s the reason I was interested in the film,” he added.

Akshaye, who has acted in films like Border, Taal, Race, says he is “always” scared of the media. When asked if he is nervous facing the media after a long time, Akshaye quipped, “I have always been scared of the media so nothing new.”

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The film, scheduled to release on July 29, also features Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead role.

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First Published: Jun 02, 2016 12:21 IST