"Even if we go out for a movie, I prefer to watch
Hindi films over English. So it was there in me, always.
I am very grounded that way," he added.
The crackling chemistry of Akshay and John was the highlight
of "Garam Masala" and Akshay says his friend and
co-star has improved a lot since then.
"We are coming back together on the big screen after
six long years. We were not offered any movies together
during that period. While shooting for this film, we had
much more fun than we had in 'Garam Masala'. So, we were
wondering why no one ever thought of casting us together
all these years," said Akshay.
"We have become quite good friends now. And, trust
me, John has improved a lot since then, especially his comedy
timings. The way he has improved his muscles, his comedy
timing has also improved," he added.
From being an action hero to doing comedies, Akshay tried
different things and in his upcoming film "Desi Boyz"
he will be seen stripping and doing pole dancing. And what
he liked about his character, Jerry Patel, is that it was
a different role.
"I had a lot of fun while doing this movie. First
of all I haven't played this kind of character ever. When
the role was narrated to me, I knew this was something I
wanted to do. And, secondly, its director Rohit Dhawan told
me the film is based on the real-life incident of two people
who had to take extreme paths to survive during recession,"
The action-comedy deals with how the life of two friends
turns upside down when recession hits Britain and they are
left with no choice but to strip and pole dance for a living.
And then the story has its twists and turns.
Akshay made his mark with hits like "Khiladi",
"Ajnabee", "Hera Pheri" and "Namastey
London" and is all set to entertain his fans with interesting
projects like "Joker", "Rowdy Rathore"
and "Housefull 2" next year.
He turned producer in 2010 with "Tees Mar Khan"
and later produced "Patiala House" and "Thank
You" as well. Even though these films flopped at the
box-office, Akshay is undeterred.
"I will always do a film I believe in, I can connect
to and my fans can relate to it as well. So even if 'Patiala
House' didn't do well commercially, it was critically acclaimed.
I was close to the film because it dealt with the emotional
bond between a father and a son," he said.
He made his presence felt with "Thank You" and
"Speedy Singhs" this year and he was also seen
in a special appearance in "Chalo Dilli".