Mumbai, June 15 :
Marriage was like a good luck charm for Akshay Kumar, who admits that wife and actress Twinkle has contributed to his success.
“Yes, her luck factor has worked for me. She has supported me in all my decisions and she has always been there,” said Akshay who has been enjoying the marital bliss with Twinkle for over 13 years. The couple has two children.
But he also clarifies that being a happy couple doesn’t’ mean that they harp on each other’s space.
“When they say that behind every man’s success there is a woman, it doesn’t mean that they read their (movie) scripts. She has her own life and she is busy with it. She is happy that we have a good family and we are all together,” he said.
Acting is over, says Uday Chopra
There is nothing like self-realisation. And after 14 years and about a dozen films, Uday Chopra has realised that acting is not his cup of tea. He has decided to move on.
Currently he heads the international arm of Yash Raj Films and has shifted base to the Los Angeles from Mumbai.
Aked about his acting dreams, he said: “That’s over. My focus is not there. Also, I don’t have time to act.”
Last seen in “Dhoom 3”, he can bend rules for the next installment of the successful franchise being produced under his home banner.
“I would take time out for ‘Dhoom 4’ if at all they want me in it or else its pretty much over,” said Uday, who heads YRF Entertainment which recently released its joint venture “Grace Of Monaco” in India.
For Vipul Shah, remakes not a new trend
Filmmaker Vipul Shah, whose “Holiday – A Solider Is Never Off Duty”, a remake of Tamil film “Thuppakki”, is enjoying a successful run at the box office, says remakes are not a new phenomenon.
“It’s not a new trend. It keeps happening. A good film keeps happening in many languages today. It’s a common practice,” Shah told IANS.
“I don’t think remake per se has got any pluses or minuses. If it’s a good film, it gets remade,” he said and added that technically “Holiday” is not a remake because “this was supposed to be made in Hindi first”.
Directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the high paced action thriller starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha has already touched Rs.79 crore mark at the box office.