25 Jan, 2017
'When I assured myself of a decent bank balance, that's when I started taking risks. If I recollect, I guess Sangharsh changed my perspective as an actor. I started to love what I do and now I am an extremely passionate actor,' he added.
Akshay, who was last seen onscreen in 2016 crime thriller 'Rustom', says wearing a naval officer's uniform in the Tinu Suresh Desai directorial, 'instilled a special emotion' in his mind.
'I think a uniform has that effect. I got that opportunity in a couple of films and it's a feeling I can't really explain. In Rustom' also, when I used to wear the uniform with all the medals and badges, it instilled a special emotion, an emotion of responsibility, of selfless service,' Akshay said.
'I felt like I am walking with a sense of pride. In fact, in some courtroom scenes in Rustom', I am not walking in my usual style but just gliding. That's what the uniform does to you. I keep telling people whenever you see a guy in a uniform please click a selfie, make him feel special. It was a great honour to wear a Navy uniform in this film,' he added.
Further talking about Rustom, which will be premiered on &pictures on the occasion of Republic Day on Thursday, Akshay said: ''Rustom' is a very well made and well presented film. Being inspired from a couple of real life events we really tried hard to weave in the narrative together.
'There is a certain sense of relatability with movies that are close to life. Such a film needs to reflect believability staying within the liberties of filmmaking.