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CHAT Akshay Kumar talks about how he has reinvented himself as an actor

In the third decade of his career, Akshay Kumar is on a reinvention spree. Gone are the days when he could be accused of repeating himself film after film; today the star is playing across genres.

Last year marked a major resurgence for Akshay with five of his films — Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Joker, OMG - Oh My God and Khiladi 786 grossing as much as Rs. 400 crores! What’s more, each film was different from the other. And this year Akshay’s adventurism continued on a positive note with the good reviews he garnered for Special 26 .

The coming months are going to make it clear that Akshay is moving on and that he is no longer sticking to comedy or action. His line up of films includes Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 , Anthony D’Souza’s Boss , A.R. Murugadoss’s Thuppakki remake and the Karan Johar-produced Gutka.

“I have to be pro-active about my immediate future as well,” the actor says. “This is the reason I am mixing action ( Boss and the Thuppakki remake) with drama ( Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 ). There is also a comedy with Sajid-Farhad while Gutka will be an entertainer. Who knows, there could well be a romantic film round the corner as well.”

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