Akshay Kumar shooting in Ras Al Khaimah
Star promotes Gabbar is Back even as he completes Airlift shoot in RAK
Akshay Kumar. Photo by Dhes Handumon/ Khaleej Times
Though Akshay Kumar is shooting for Airlift right now in the UAE, the multi-tasking actor took some time out from his busy schedule to talk to the local media about his next Gabbar is Back at Ras Al Khaimah.
“I did Gabbar is Back because of corruption. I always want to do films, which has some message but in a very commercial way, like I did Baby which is about unsung heroes and Oh My God, which is about religion,” said Akshay at a press conference held on Tuesday at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, RAK.
“Obviously I do commercial cinema as well like Singh is King and Namaste London. But with Gabbar is Back I got the opportunity to talk about corruption in a commercial manner.”
The actor stressed that he is very impressed with the low crime rates in the UAE. “If I may ask you, what is the crime rate in Dubai? I am sure it is very less, like zero point something because of the strictness of law. You know what I mean? But in India it is not. So you need a name like Gabbar, who may behave like a villain but his actions are like a hero.”
Akshay plays a vigilante in this film where his role is that of a common man who kills any person who is involved in corruption. The Khiladi star added that his character makes his own law. Gabbar is Back is directed by Krish and the film will release in the UAE on April 30.
After he was done with the media meet, the star was seen rushing off to the gym along with his trainer of many years.
The actor spoke to City Times in detail about his disciplined yet ‘boring’ life, Bollywood’s three Khans turning 50, his family life and details about his pet projects. Read the entire interview in CT soon.