Though Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt did great business at the Box Office, it was criticised for washing off the actor’s image. Undoubtedly, Bollywood has been seeing a rising trend of adapting popular stories to make commercially successful biopics. But the Gold actor Akshay Kumar is strictly against a biopic on his life.
“I would never ever make a biopic on myself and I will never write a book on myself. There are so many amazing stories in history, like Tapan Das (his character in Gold), Arunachalam Muruganantham on whose life Padman was based, who have steered India in a positive direction. I would be a fool to make a biopic on myself. I would never even think of it, it will be a shallow thing to do for myself. I want to make a biopic on real heroes and not reel heroes,” Akshay said in an interview.
Bollywood has been churning out biopics one after the other, with a string of films such as Super 30, Manto, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. A film on the Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are already lined-up. When asked about the biopic trend in Bollywood, Akshay said, “It is a known fact in our industry that if something works, almost everyone does the same thing and this is not just about biopic or sports biopic or something else. If a few films fail, everyone will run after something else.”
Akshay Kumar will soon be seen in movies like 2.0, Housefull 4 and Kesari.