Akshay Kumar is all set to begin this year with his latest release Jolly LLB 2. The court room drama is releasing in a couple of days. The actor has opened up about the project and his choices of films.
“It’s great to do films that are inspired from true events because you are living life of a person who has already lived it. People are eager to know about those real events,” said Kumar at a press junket last week in Dubai. He even took the example of how his blockbuster Airlift, filmed extensively in the UAE, enlightened people about the tens of thousands left stranded during the Iraq-Kuwait war.
“History was told in a cinematic and in an entertaining way there,” said Kumar.
Akshay also claims that the courtroom scenes in Jolly LLB 2 are devoid of unnecessary melodrama. “My director Subhash Kapoor was a political journalist and he was very aware of how things function in lower courts. This film, the scenes, happen in the lower courts. In earlier films, you have dialogues like ‘Mohan Joshi haazir ho’. That happened in the ‘70s, but our films continued to do it… But we have kept it real,” said Kumar.
“In Rustom, I played a navy officer and in Airlift I was a businessman. I have never done a full-fledged role of a lawyer and it was a totally different experience. I would thank Arshad Warsi, who created a box for me to enter the role easily,” said Akshay.
He’s also known to post videos on his social media accounts to speak about violence against women. “I make these small videos because I say what is in my heart. I record these small messages at 5am and post it later. I do it because I feel strongly about it,” said Kumar, adding that he is worried about being misquoted by a journalist.