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Akshay Kumar is a force to reckon with: Karan Johar on Samrat Prithviraj star completing 30 years in Bollywood

Samrat Prithviraj will be released in theatres on June 3.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 08.00 AM, May 29, 2022

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Akshay Kumar is a force to reckon with: Karan Johar on Samrat Prithviraj star completing 30 years in Bollywood

Akshay Kumar has been a stalwart in Bollywood ever since he started his career in the industry. With his upcoming film, Samrat Prithviraj, the star completes over three decades in Bollywood, with well over a 100 films to his name. To mark the milestone, Karan Johar opened up about the huge impact the star has made in the industry.

Johar has been a producer on Kumar’s films such as Good Newwz and Sooryavanshi. In a statement, the filmmaker talked about how Kumar is not ‘just a superstar’ or even a ‘supreme artist and actor’. “Akshay Kumar is a force; he is a force to reckon with. He is almost like a one-man industry,” said Johar.

The filmmaker went on to talk about how the actor has proved himself to be a ‘hugely viable force’ when it came to mainstream cinema. Additionally, Kumar has also displayed his versatility through his choice of subjects, which covered a plethora of genres and subgenres. Each attempt helped Kumar increase his strength as an actor, to become a ‘megastar’, he said. Johar remarked, “His 30 years have to be celebrated, because really when you talk about Indian cinema you cannot but mention his huge impact on Indian cinema.”

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On Samrat Prithviraj, Johar said it is one of Kumar’s most ‘spectacular films’ and said the film’s look promised a ‘cinematic bonanza’. Johar predicted that the upcoming historical drama would be a treat for all Akshay Kumar fans as well as cinema lovers, as the film is a combination of history, good storytelling, and Kumar’s stardom.

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