"In 'Kambakkht Ishq', Kareena has performed
very well. Her character required to answer back at me and be
strong and she has portrayed it in a powerful, yet lovable way.
On the other hand, even Katrina was really good in 'Namastey London'.
So it's not really about my choice... it all depends on their
roles," the actor told IANS over phone from Puerto Rico in
the US, where he is on a holiday.
Akshay, who has spent more than 18 years in the
Hindi film industry, says acting with a new league of actresses
is a learning experience.
"As a senior actor, I don't always have
to give out tips to the younger ones. In fact, I feel I can learn
a lot from the younger generation because they have new ways of
acting and a different approach to work.
"I cannot particularly point out what I
have learnt from them (Kareena and Katrina) yet, but yes, working
with them was a learning experience," said the actor, who
has also teamed up with Priyanka
Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ayesha Takia.
Akshay plays a Hollywood stuntman in "Kambakkht
Ishq", which also boasts of big Hollywood names like Sylvester
Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh - working with whom
has been a "dream come true" for the actor.
In the film, Akshay has done what he is best
at - action and daredevilry - something that had taken a backseat
in his career for a while.
"I decided to stop doing stunts till Aarav
(son) turns at least six. Now I'm back at it again. In 'Blue',
which is an action thriller, I have done some death-defying stunts
like the one where I had to swim 150 feet underwater with 30-40
sharks. But I will talk about it sometime later," he said.
At the moment, the 41-year-old actor is pinning
hopes on Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kambakkht Ishq" to bail
him out after his much-publicised films "Chandni Chowk To
China" and "8X10 Tasveer" fizzled out at the box
"I'm expecting great response for this film.
Though I had worked very hard in 'Chandni Chowk...' , the response
didn't turn out to be as expected. Some people and critics didn't
like it and '8X10 Tasveer' was more like an art film, which has
a niche market in India. 'Kambakkht Ishq' is a complete entertainer
and I hope the audience appreciates it," he said.
Apart from "Kambakkht Ishq", Akshay
will also be seen in "Blue", "De Dana Dan"
and "Action Replay".