Akshay Kumar – the name that needs no introduction. A self-made superstar who achieved it all with his hard work and passion. In a career spanning of 3 decades now, he has done 130 films as of now and has given some of the most pivotal films in Bollywood’s account.
Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Akshay said: "I must have done about 135-140 films where most of my initial films were only action. No producer or director would even look at me thinking 'He won't be able to act so just give him action,' I did that then gradually shifted to comedy and then romantic films."
He revealed that he came to Mumbai to start a martial art institute but fate decided something else for him and he is thankful that modeling and acting happened for him, he said: "I did a lot of action films earlier because I knew nothing else. For 11-13 years, I did only action. I did Thai boxing in Bangkok for five years. Back then I had made up my mind that I'll come to Mumbai and open a martial arts school. I used to get paid Rs. 5,000 a month when I used to teach martial arts. Once someone asked me to do modelling. I tried modelling for a furniture showroom. There was a model and we both posed and I got Rs. 21,000 within two hours."
"Honestly, the only thing which brought me to the industry was only money. I just came here to earn money," Akshay Kumar added.
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