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I don’t deserve that’s why I don't get it: Akshay on awards

Friday, February 10, 2017
By Shrishti Negi

From action, comedy, romance to drama, Akshay Kumar has tasted success in all genres of cinema but is yet to bag major awards for his work and the actor feels may be it is because he doesn't deserve one.

Last month, Akshay was ignored from the list of best actor nominees at Filmfare despite giving two major hits of 2016, including 'Airlift' and 'Rustom'.    
Hours after the announcement, the actor's fans took to social media to express their displeasure over the fact that he did not get a single nomination.

The 49-year-old actor got his first ever Filmfare award for playing a menacing character in 2001 hit suspense thriller 'Ajnabee' but it was in the best negative role category. He then received best comic actor for 'Garam Masala'.

Asked if it was disheartening when he did not get a single recognition at this year's Filmfare, Akshay said, "It's been years and years I've been in the industry I have never got it but it's ok. May be I don't deserve it."

When insisted that he does deserve the honour, the actor said, "No, I don't deserve it that is why I don't get it." Post 'Special 26' Akshay has given over six back-to-back hit films, including 'Boss', 'Holiday', 'Gabbar is Back' and 'Baby'.

All these movies were either based on true-life events or had a social message and the actor says he likes working on films based on realism because it appeals to him.

"Sometimes it's deliberate that I work in the movies which has social message or based on realism but the most amazing part is that I'm offered such stories.”

"There are many scripts floating in the market. Me and my team hear over two or three scripts everyday. It's not easy. But yes I like it when I get a social message kind of a film or a realistic film, it appeals to me, so I do it," said the actor.

Akshay is now set for the release of his courtroom comedy drama 'Jolly LLB 2', based on the story of a lawyer who is fighting a case against the "state".

The movie embroiled in a controversy before its release for portraying lawyers in bad light.

The Bombay High Court even ordered that the film, which also stars Huma Qureshi, can be screened only after four controversial shots are removed from the movie. Though, the actor says he respects the decision made by the court, he feels sometimes people file cases for no reasons.

"There are so many people who file cases just four days before the film gets released when the producer is vulnerable and soft. But court always understands and does justice," he added.

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