Bollywood's superstar Akshay Kumar who currently has half a dozen films on his plate said that he does films that are made on a controlled budget and are wrapped up within a time limit.
Talking about how the budget remains an important aspect of filmmaking for him in an interview, the actor said, "I am a strong believer of the phrase ‘Budget hit toh film hit’. I have never wasted money and respected everyone’s time. I make it a point to respect my co-actors and crew’s time so that the time can respect me back.”
"One can’t give more than 45 to 50 days to a film and if you shoot a film in this time span, your budget will always be under control. I can’t work in a film that requires more than 100 days of shoot," he further added.
He also claimed that he is not a method actor. "I am not the one to lock myself in a room. Mere liye acting karo, aur ghar chale jao (For me, one should act and go home)," he said.
Akshay Kumar was last seen in Anand L Rai's 2021 film, Atrangi Re. He will next be seen in Bachchan Paandey which will be released on March 18.
Akshay will also be seen in Prithiviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu and OMG 2 – Oh My God! 2 this year. He recently wrapped up Ram Setu and is currently busy with the promotions of Bachchhan Paandey.