Cinema plays an important role in demonstrating nationalism: Akshay Kumar
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar believes the country’s unsung heroes deserve praise for their service, which he says is the highlight of his upcoming ‘Bell Bottom’ outing.
In 1980s real-world spy thriller, the 53-year-old actor plays an intelligence agent codenamed “Bell Bottom” who leads the mission to rescue 210 hostages from a hijacked Indian plane. . nationalism through films, Kumar said: “Cinema plays an important role in demonstrating nationalism. I’m glad I had the opportunity to be a part of ‘Bell Bottom’ which is about an unsung hero, ” the national award winner told PTI in an interview.
” Bell Bottom ” joins Kumar’s long list of films that mix high-octane stunts, synonymous with the actor’s action star status, and a patriotic fervor after titles like “Holiday,” “Baby”, “Airlift”, “Kesari” and “Mission Mangal”. “With this film, I would like audiences to see and understand the life of an agent, who are unsung heroes, and how they selflessly work for the country without expecting anything in return. And how it goes unnoticed. is a great life. and people should know about them. ” Asked about his take on nationalism, the actor said: “What I think about nationalism I show on screen through movies and that’s what I mean about nationalism.” As the contribution of many heroes goes unnoticed, they must be celebrated through films, he added.
“… These are the unsung heroes and even if there is more glorification then I see no problem with that. I think it shouldn’t be less, if it’s more then it’s okay. They deserve praise. “It’s not that he’s more into playing unsung heroes in movies,” said the actor, who shoots an average of three to four films a year. “I enjoy every space. I played this man who supports women in ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Padman’, a full comedic role in ‘Houseful’, then I played a transgender in ‘ Laxmi. So I didn’t limit myself to playing particular types of roles. “For ” Bell Bottom, ” the actor said, he tried to make the character a bit bright to make him entertaining for the audience. .
“The film is about this mission and how these men saved the lives of many people. These undercover agents are very normal people. They are not like James Bond, they do things in a very raw way and real.
“Like, my character is not someone jumping from one building to another. Since this is a true story, things are done logically. But we tried to make it a little big and commercial (adding a bit of whimsy.) However, 80% of the story is real, ”Kumar added.
“Bell Bottom” happens to be the first film to be shot in the midst of the pandemic last year and Kumar is grateful to the producers for filming the film during COVID-19 in the UK.
We did not encounter any difficulty. Credit goes to the producers for taking the team of over 200 people to shoot there but with all the necessary protocols. They took the risk of doing something amazing, ”he said.
It is also the first Hindi film to be released on August 19 in 3D and 2D after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although movie theaters in many parts of the country have reopened with 50% capacity, Maharashtra, which contributes a significant portion of overall Bollywood activity, continues to remain closed.
But for Kumar, the greatest joy is the arrival of “Bell Bottom” on the big screen.
It’s been two years and we haven’t seen anything in theaters. It is high time that people came to watch movies but with the necessary protocols as suggested by the government. We just hope it never closes again, ”he said, adding that he also hopes cinema operations will resume in Maharashtra.
His other film ‘Sooryavanshi’, a crime drama, is still pending theatrical release since March 2020, but Kumar has said there is nothing he can do in the current storyline. “We don’t know what’s going to happen. I have no response. I am not the only one facing this difficulty, everyone in the industry is. Some people face such difficulties and my difficulties are nothing in front of them. Pandey, ” the comedy-drama ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and the action-adventure drama ‘Ram Setu’ in the works. ” ‘Prithviraj’ is ready and if all goes well he should be released on Diwali, ” Kumar shared, without disclosing details of his other films.
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arora and Parveez Shaikh, “Bell Bottom” also stars Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Adil Hussain in key roles. The film is produced by Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment.
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