New Delhi (IANS) Akshaye Khanna doesn’t like to be constantly written about or photographed, and barley reads stuff about himself. The actor says he doesn’t want to lead his life under the spotlight, adding that reading about himself makes him uncomfortable.
“It is much more now than the time when I started out. That time there was nothing like that,” Akshaye told IANS while opening up about how the level of public scrutiny has increased for an actor.
“I don’t like being out there all the time, or being constantly written about or photographed. I don’t like to be always in the press, or on television or always be on seen. It is not how I like to lead my life. I barley read stuff about myself. Even when I see some article about myself in a paper or a magazine, nine out of 10 times, I skip it,” he added.
Why is that? “Reading about myself on public platforms makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like it. I read other people’s interviews or articles, but when it comes to myself, if I see something about myself then I immediately turn over the page,” said the 44-year-old.
Son of late actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, Akshaye made his acting debut as a romantic hero in 1997 with “Himalay Putra”, after starring in multi-starrer “Border” in the same year. But he hasn’t seen the film since the time it released.
“I haven’t seen ‘Himalay Putra’ since the time it released. I can’t say there is any special reason for not seeing it. But I don’t watch my older films. It doesn’t give me a kick,” he said.
After his debut, Akshaye continued his hit romantic streak with projects like “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”, “Taal” and “Dil Chahta Hai”. He also added comedy films such as “Hulchul” and “Hungama” to his resume. He explored darker roles with “Humraaz”, “Race”, “Naqaab”, “Dishoom” and “Section 375” in 2019.
Asked how he has evolved as an actor, Akshaye said: “It is very difficult for me to explain. I myself don’t understand if at all I have changed and how. It is best to leave that to the audience to judge.”
Next, he will be seen in “Sab Kushal Mangal”.
“It is a romantic comedy. I have not done comedy in a long time, so I am looking forward to it. It should be out by the end of the year,” he said.