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- R Balki On Akshay Kumar Birthday Says He Never Gets Touchup, Crackes Jokes After Every OK Shot, He Is Rumored To Forget The Dialogue
Amit Karna, Mumbai7 minutes ago
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Akshay Kumar's real name is Rajiv Bhatia. He made his Bollywood debut with the film 'Saugandh' released in 1991.
Akshay Kumar turns 53 today. He was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab. He started his film career with the film 'Saugandh' released in 1991. On the occasion of Akshay's birthday, the director of his film 'Padman' R. Balki shared special things related to the actor with Dainik Bhaskar.
Balki said, 'Our first meeting was during' Padman ', when he called me to make a film. He may look funny and carefree on the top, but he is very sharp at capturing scripts from within. If you do not like screenplay, scene or dialogue, they will speak in front of you. He is straight forward. His creative inputs are amazing.
Akshay had an idea for a scene with a balcony
Balki said, 'There is a scene like in Padman. In which the period of a teenage teenager has started and its ceremonies are going on. There I wrote the scene that Akshay would go in front of everyone in that ceremony and give a napkin to that teenager and it would be a surprise for the people present there. But Akshay gave the input that going in front of everyone would make him look a little less dramatic. Instead, one night before the ceremony, he would leave the balcony and secretly give a napkin to the teenager. At the same time, his mother will see him doing this and wake up the whole neighborhood, then this will bring more drama in the scene '
'Akshay's understanding of both class and mass'
According to Balki, 'He has an understanding of both class and mass films. They do not live in the circle of making every film a mass keeping the audience in mind. Padman was on the topic of periods. His treatment was to be serious. There too he did not insist on making the film according to the test of the so-called mass audience. They do not think that every film should be a mas or masala. '
'Jokes crack after every scene'
Balki further said, 'His habits on the set are fun. They will say OK after every take, but after that the joke will crack. Especially after their last take, they will crack the joke. Some mischief will do. Come to the set at five in the morning and work for eight to ten hours. ' He told, 'Few people know that they keep thinking about the scene every minute during the shot. They are very verboholic. He is not a party person. Stay focused on work and fitness. I have also told him many times that you should show your birth certificate that you are really 50 plus.
'They understand their responsibility well'
Balki told, 'He is so fit and fabulous. They are full of energy. They do not use makeup. I did not see even a touchup on his eye in the entire film, which he has never used. They do not shout at anyone. Laughing gets the job done. Do not even give a star's vibe. Never fly in the air. 'They also do their stunts on their own. Body double uses less than other actors. But they do not do all this carelessly, because they know how much the producers are betting on them. They do all this keeping in mind that the injury to the producer and the entire unit can result in injury to them. So they do audacious stunts thoughtfully. Be very careful. '
'Went out of the house for social message'
'Even in the lockdown when he stepped out of the house for the government campaign, he was also very careful. He stepped out of the house and turned to the studio because the campaign had the message of 'going to work'. How could they express that message sitting at home. So he also took calculated risk there. Went to studio and shot Today its effect is being seen. More people are coming out on the shoot. '
'A six-page dialogue was spoken in one take'
He further said, “The question of those rumors that they forget the dialogue is not true.” The speech scene in Padman's climax is 13 minutes. The scene with a six-page dialogue was shot with three cameras. We shot in just one take. There is not a single cut anywhere. There was no camera movement. He was the soul of the film. In a tech, a man who performs a six-page dialogue with an expression on his face can be considered a reminder. '
(As shared by Amit Karna)