Mumbai: Akshay Kumar said whenever he dons a Turban his personality automatically becomes wider on the sidelines of the trailer launch of ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ along with Resul Pookutty and film’s producer Harinder Sikka on Thursday in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar has played characters in films like Singh Is King, Singh Is Bling and now in Kesari so when asked Akshay if donning a turban gives him the sense of pride, Akshay said, “At this event, people have told me that I have become thinner. Tomorrow I am leaving to shoot for Kesari. Since last one and half month, I have been shooting for Kesari so whenever I don Turban on my head, my personality automatically becomes wider.”
A few months back, Akshay Kumar announced on social media that he is going to do biopic of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar titled ‘Moghul’ but after that there were reports that Akshay is no longer of that project, so when asked whether he is still part of that biopic, he said, “I myself don’t know yet”
Akshay Kumar in a still from Kesari
Akshay who is known for supporting social causes and quality content through his film is now supporting ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ which gives a message of women empowerment.
‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ released in 2015 after having a tough time even getting clearance from the CBFC. Within a week of its release, the film was banned by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and even ‘Padmaavat’ faced a similar backlash from people. To give a proper release for ‘Padmaavat’ Akshay Kumar eventually shifted the release date of his own film ‘Pad Man’, so when asked Akshay whether he thinks today creativity at stake, he said, “I don’t think so. Sometimes it happens that whenever we make a film. It is not up to the mark so, sometimes somebody comes and they give good suggestions and for this film, we got right suggestions and we followed that and then I think the film became even better”
When asked Akshay whether he believes in religion and spirituality, he said, “I just believe in humanity. I just believe in helping others and I just believe in all that”
‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ depicts the story of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and first of the ten Sikh Gurus. A first-of-its-kind film, it has been depicted through the voice of his friend, companion, and disciple Bhai Mardana.
Nanak Shah Fakir, starring an ensemble cast of Arif Zakaria, Ms. Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Ms. Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey among others, releases on April 13. It will clash with Shoojit Sircar’s romantic drama October that has Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu playing the lead pair.