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Akshay Kumar prefers new filmmakers

Akshay Kumar had got tired of doing comedies and also delivering duds at the Box Office. He wanted to do something substantial and take up serious cinema. His wish got fulfilled when he landed movies like “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2” and “Special Chabbis”. But these days he is mostly doing films by newbie directors and the actor doesn’t have any qualms about it.

Talking about the trend, Akshay said that in his career he has worked with many new directors. He did Khiladi with Abbas – Mustan, Elaan with Guddu Dhanoa and Yeh Dillagi with Naresh Malhotra. He has worked in many more films that were helmed by new people. Recently too, he was part of Sajid Khan’s Houseful and Sabir Khan’s Kambakht Ishq.

But isn’t there a risk factor prevailing, when it comes to new filmmakers? Akshay dismissed it saying that new directors have the hunger to do something. They have the greed to come up with the best. They look to arrive in Bollywood in a big way so that their careers don’t halt after their first movie itself. He prefers newcomers as they have fresh ideas. He was also quick to add that it doesn’t mean he is shunning other established directors. They also make good cinema but Akshay prefers fresh talents.

After making ‘A Wednesday’, Special Chabbis will be Neeraj Pandey’s second film. Apart from working in the films of up and coming filmmakers, he is also giving out opportunities to talented individuals to make movies under his banner. Oh My God! will be one such initiative to be helmed by Umesh, another newbie.

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