Akshay Kumar and Aanand L Rai react to R Madhavan’s recent statement on wrapping films in a short period of time.
Akshay Kumar has shared his reaction to R Madhavan’s recent statement about spending more than 40-45 days on a film. The Rocketry: The Nambi Effect director-actor apparently took an indirect dig at Akshay days after it was reported that Akshay completed shooting for period drama Samrat Prithviraj in just 42 days.
Madhavan, during the promotions of Rocketry, had mentioned that films like RRR and Pushpa have taken more than a year to shoot and the actors are dedicated to a certain project. He then apparently mocked Akshay by adding that films are not made in just three to four months.
Now, Akshay Kumar has shared his thoughts on the statement. Speaking on the recent launch of a song from his upcoming film Raksha Bandhan, via Mashable India, Akshay said, “Kya Kehna Chahunga? Bhai meri filmein khatam ho jaati hain main kya karoon? Main ismien thode hi kuch kar sakta hoon…meri filmein khatam ho jaati hain. Ek director aata hai kehta hai bhaiya aapka kaam khatam aap ghar jaaiye toh ab main ussey ladoon? (What can I say? My films end early, what can I do? It is not in my control that my films end quickly. If a director comes and tells me my work is done, should I fight?)”)
Director Aanand L Rai also came out in defense of Akshay. “Inhonein toh bol bol ke yeh kar diya ki main 40-45 din mein film poori kar leta hoon. Par inka hisaab gadbad hai main aaj aapko bada doon. Inka hisaab ek dum gadbad hai inhonein logon ko gumraah kiya hua hai yeh bol bol ke. Toh inko nahin pata inko bol bol ke log leke jaate hain ki aayiye 40 din hi hain hote inke 80 se 90 din hain hamaare paas. Agar aap time ke hisaab se calculates karein.
(He said he finishes a movie in 40-45 days, but his calculation is incorrect, let me tell you. His calculation is completely wrong and he has misled people by saying this. He doesn’t know that we caught him on the pretext that he will be filming for 40 days but he spends 80-90 days with us)”.