Big B is the only King in Bollywood, says Akshay

August 7th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Akshay Kumar

Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says Amitabh Bachchan is the only king in the Hindi film industry. “All the other actors have been in the industry for 15-20 years, but Amitabh Bachchan has been working here for more than 35 years, so he is the real king,” said Akshay whose “Singh Is Kinng” is releasing Friday.

“I’m overwhelmed with the down to earth attitude of the great actor. In spite of being so successful, he is so humble with everyone,” said Akshay who has worked with Amitabh in films like “Aankhen” and Khakee”.

“I’m not pointing to any actor. This is my personal opinion and I am free to express it,” he added.

The actor was speaking at a function to felicitate the winners “Main Bhi Kinng” contest organised by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM in association with Viacom 18 here Wednesday.

On being asked about his role in “Singh Is Kinng”, Akshay said: “I am playing Happy Singh in the film, which is very close to my heart. I’m a Punjabi and grew up in a Punjabi environment. I did not do much preparation for the role as I am familiar with their style. Playing the character was not at all difficult for me.”

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