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Completing five films during the pandemic

Taking a crew of 200 plus members to the UK to shoot a start to finish film amid the pandemic last year, to wrapping up five films since then, Akshay Kumar has been leading by example. Talking to us, the actor explains what led to the decision of releasing BellBottom at a time when the theatres are not open to their full capacity, and how he drew inspiration from the frontline workers and other essential workers.

“I’m going about doing my business as usual. I’ve already completed five films during the pandemic. And I’m onto the next one, Cinderella with the same team as BellBottom, directed by Ranjit Tewari and produced by Pooja Entertainment. But then this has always been the way I’ve worked — doing an average of four films in a year. Yes, the avenues to showcase our films may change a little, like I know some films even before shoot begins are being planned for an OTT release only. Then another term that I’ve recently learnt is a hybrid release, when a film releases in theatres and on OTT, simultaneously. One way or another, the show must, and will go on,” he said.


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