Every actor is known by the choices of his/her own films. But, when it’s Akshay Kumar, it is also about the pace at which he is making those movies for audience to watch. In recent years, there are very few stars in Bollywood who can match the numbers of films Akshay Kumar has done and the success he has achieved with them.
One can argue that Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are the one of the biggest stars of Bollywood today as their films have done record breaking business with 300+ crore earnings and 600+ crore collections worldwide. But, this article is not just about the giganticism of business but also about the number of films and the frequency of success and that’s where Akshay Kumar looks in a different league altogether.
In 2016, Akshay Kumar gave 3 films and all of them entered the 100 crore club. He is the only actor to give 3 100+ crore movies in one year. Even in 2017 and 2018, his list of movies keeps expanding which tells you why he is the busiest star today.
Aamir Khan does 1 film in two years, of course, that 1 film is enough to win audiences’ heart and break all the records. Salman Khan does 2 movies per year. But, Akshay Kumar is doing at least 2 and sometimes 3-4 films per year. What’s more interesting is that Akshay is very punctual and he completes the shoot of his films in 2-3 months, helping the budget and production cost keep in control. That’s why he is the most bankable actor for producers.
Also, his films are generally mid budget so even 100 crore milestone ensures his films are in the profitable zone and due to the mild budget, the risk involved is also lesser. These all aspects are making him one of the smartest actors of Bollywood today.
It can really be a case study about how Akshay Kumar has actually changed the way films are made in Bollywood. He is creating value for everyone and is making sure that every stakeholder earns from his films. From 2016, Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB 2, all films have profited, thanks to Akshay’s professional attitude, hardwork and massive fan following.
His last film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which gives a social message, has done a phenomenal business of 131 crore. What’s incredible is that TEPK is a small budget movie but due to Akshay, it reached to the maximum people of our country and also became one of the most successful movies of 2017.
No actor has such a lengthy line up of films ahead as Akshay has. 2.0, PadMan, Gold, Untitled project by Salman Khan-Karan Johar, Mogul, these films will cover till 2018. There are still some films whose official announcement is not yet done.
On a concluding note, Akshay Kumar has proved and still proving why he is one of the most successful actors today. By respecting time, keeping the production cost at check, selecting unique scripts and genuine hard-work, he is making the film-making culture grow beautifully.