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Akshay Oberoi: We lucked out as there were no Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar sort of big films releasing in 2020

With his unconventional profession selections, actor Akshay Oberoi made it apparent that he’s extra involved concerning the story and his character and never concerning the display screen time he will get. In reality, he’s able to do even a five-minute function as lengthy as it’s fascinating.

“I don’t understand when people say, ‘Arrey mujhe to sirf lead role hi karna hai’. I find it amusing. For me, saying yes or no depends on the story, character and whether it’ll help me develop my craft,” says Oberoi, who has been half of films such as Laal Rang (2016), Gurgaon (2017) and Bombairiya (2019).

The actor provides that he has no points in enjoying the so referred to as supporting roles or be an element of ensemble casts. “I follow my intuition and gut. I’ll only get work if I can prove myself. I want to work and improve consistently. Rest of the discussions that happens are just noise to me,” he continues, “I’ve been through worst in my career. I’ve seen many rock bottoms and picked myself up every time. So, I don’t let the trappings bother me anymore.”

Despite the pandemic, Oberoi had a reasonably respectable 2020 together with his net initiatives Flesh, High, Illegal and Hum Tum and Them doing properly.

“I’m thankful for the opportunities. I think we lucked out because there were no Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar sort of big films releasing, so the attention fell on these shows and films. And projects like Scam, Mirzapur, Flesh got so much love. OTT is going to be a big part of the future and the pandemic only sped up the process,” says the actor, who has his palms full with upcoming initiatives together with a Hindi remake of Tamil movie Thiruttu Payale, a thriller, KTina and net collection, Inside Edge 3.

Interestingly, after Gurgaon, in Flesh and the not too long ago launched Madam Chief Minister additionally, the actor performs detrimental elements. Asked if he enjoys enjoying such roles and does he worries about getting stereotyped, the actor tells us, “This didn’t occur to me because I’ve played romantic, horror and other characters, too. But yes, I do enjoy playing negative parts… there’s so much to do in these roles. At times, doing something more than once might set a pattern, so I consciously try to make each character different.”

The actor, who can also be the primary cousin of actor Vivek Oberoi, has additionally been vocal concerning the points plaguing the movie business, and he hopes that the dialog taking place proper now will carry a few positive change.

“Nepotism exists and it should continue to exist as long as those people coming from film families are good at what they do and others are also getting opportunity. We must have healthy competition to flourish,” he opines.

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