Akshay Kumar reveals how he prepared for his role in ‘Rustom’
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has always stunned the audience with his commendable performances on the silver screen.
However, this time, he will be appearing in a different kind of a role in his forthcoming movie ‘Rustom’.
Akshay plays the role of a naval officer in the movie and the actor made every effort to make his role look genuine.
On being quizzed about he prepared for his role, Akshay said “I didn't specially sit down and took books to learn about the navy rules and regulations. I didn't interact with any naval men, only there was one naval officer who was guiding me throughout about how the salute is, how the badges are to be worn, how the uniforms should be and how the walk should be”.
The Khiladi Kumar also had too add on the Paris touch to his character in ‘Rustom’, for which he took reference from her secretary.
"I have a Parsi secretary-manager, she is the reference point and my best friends in my school time, there was a guy whose name was Rustom, we used to call him Dodo. I know Parsis very well. I can speak a little bit of the language. The only thing I did was that I copied my manager's father's moustache," Akshay qas quoted saying.
Interestingly, it is not the first time; Akshay will be seen in a uniform. He has previously donned the uniform as an army officer in "Holiday", anti-terrorism secret agent in "Baby", an Indian Air Force officer in "Andaaz" and as a police officer in films such as "Aan: Men at Work", "Khakee", "Mohra", "Main Khiladi Tu Anari", amd "Khiladi 786" among others. He will also be seen in a lawyer's uniform in his next film "Jolly LLB 2".
To this Akshay said he envies people who wear uniforms and that wearing a uniform brought about a change in his style of walking.
"When I'm getting ready, I wear my navy trousers and a banyan inside, till that time I am okay, normal. When the uniforms used to come, the badges, the cap, my walk completely changed; I started gliding. There is something about uniforms that it gives you a certain kind of responsibility; it just tells you, 'you are the man, you take the charge, you do everything'.
"When you see the movie, you will see that my walk has changed while I'm entering the courtroom or anything. So I envy these people who wear uniform. That's why I also did the contest that whenever you see a guy in a uniform, have a selfie," Akshay said.