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To Canada, with love

The actor talks about his films and love for shooting in Canada.

entertainment Updated: Dec 20, 2010 01:33 IST

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who was here to promote his film Tees Maar Khan, said he expected the film to repeat the success of his previous hits.

“What you are going to see in Tees Maar Khan is total entertainment. It is a Bollywood masala movie which will appeal to everyone,” said the actor. The film is due for release next week.

In the film, directed by Farah Khan and jointly produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna, Akshay plays Tabrez Mirza Khan, with Katrina in the role of his girlfriend Anya.

“I play the role of an uneducated con man who plans to rob a train carrying 10,000 kg of antiques. The script is so good that all characters come along with me as I am conning all of them,'' said Akshay, rating Katrina as his favourite actor.

The actor also credited Farah Khan for doing an excellent job of directing the film. About his own role, he said, “I have been an entertainer for the past 22 years. I have done it in this film too and will keep doing it in the future.”

Asked why he chooses Canada more than other countries for shooting and releasing his films, he said he has fallen in love with the country. “I love Canada since I did my first film here 17-18 years ago. I have been here hundreds of times, but every time I love coming here again. I tell people in India that if they want to see jannat (heaven) on this planet, they should visit Canada,” said the actor who is currently serving as a brand ambassador in India for the Canadian Tourism Commission.

The star, who finished shooting his first Hollywood film Break Away here some time ago, said, “The film will be released in May-June.” Shot in Toronto, the film revolves around Canada’s national game ice hockey, to address issues of cultural conflicts among new immigrants to this country.

Asked whether Bollywo-od standards were declining, he said, “No, not at all. Bollywood’s standards are going up. Earlier upto 500 prints were released, now they have risen to 2,500.”

When asked to name his favourite hero, he said, “I like watching Sanjeev Kumar.”

First Published: Dec 19, 2010 17:21 IST