In his recent interview putting more emphasis on the year gone by and his outlook on 2021, ace star Akshay Oberoi says pandemic has taught me better sense.
In his entire Bollywood film career, spanning 10 years now, he has given our B town some of the finest and path breaking performances with films like Isi Life Mein (2010), Pizza 3D (2014), Bejoy Nambiar’s MTV Rush (2012), Laal Rang (2016) and Gurgaon (2017). During his exclusive recent interview with a leading digital entertainment portal, Akshay Oberoi says pandemic has taught me better sense.
When asked about how did he celebrated his birthday, Akshay said, “I had a couple of very close friends over last night. Brought in the new year and the birthday. Now I am just chilling with my wife Jyothi and son Avyaan”.
Further, telling in details about his entire experience of passing through the turmoil in 2020, Akshay says, “It was a difficult year for everyone. However, I think it was a great year for our business. Thanks to the OTT platform, new avenues have opened up and new talents are being discovered”.
When asked that as an actor who has never been recognised in Bollywood, does he feel that digital doors are opening up for him, on this Akshay said, “The actors seemed to have fared better than the stars in 2020. It was definitely the year of good content and acting. This can be attributed entirely to how the OTT space operates. People who deserve to be cast are being given jobs. Hence, why we had such top-notch performances this year across the medium”.
He also giving his favorite digital OTT performances of the year 2020, said, “Some stand outs for me were Pratik Gandhi in Scam 1992 and Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok. With that said, 2020 wasn’t a great year all round for our business. We lost a lot of great talents. Some who have left behind a large body of work for us to study and some who left too early”.
Wen quizzed about how does he deal and handle social media toxicity on daily basis, on this Akshay told, “Social media is a beast that we have created as a society. It operates a certain way. And as with anything, if you want to be a part of that universe, you have to deal with the negatives of it. In this case, there is a lot of toxicity, yes. But you have to be aware of what you signed up for. You can’t enter a boxing ring and expect that no one is going to throw a punch”.
When asked that what are his plans for the year 2021, Akshay concluded the interview by saying, “I’ve decided to stop planning so much. I think the pandemic has taught me better sense. I hope I approach 2021 with the same energy I’ve approached every year, but just more open to embracing whatever it dishes out for me”.
On the work front, Akshay has an interesting line up of Bollywood films with big budget films like Madam Chief Minister which releases in theatres on 22nd January 2020, Balaji Motion Pictures romantic comedy film KTina starring Disha Patani as female lead, and the hindi remake of the 2017 hit Tamil crime thriller Thiruttu Payale 2 which originally had an ensemble star cast of Bobby Simha, Prasanna and Amala Paul in leading roles.