Akshay Kumar learnt to live life king size, from Salman Khan!

Akshay Kumar is on a complete roll! With the box office success of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, trade experts have been hailing him for saving Bollywood after a dry spell at the box office, especially when Salman Khan (Tubelight) and SRK (Jab Harry Met Sejal) couldn’t manage to do. The movie is all set to enter the Rs 100 crore club, So yeah, Akshay Kumar is one of the most profitable actors in Bollywood right now.

As everyone is singing praises of the actor, we decided to check out what exactly is Akshay Kumar’s success mantra as we looked at his past filmography and career path. Though we are still finding that definitive answer, which we will share with you soon, we realised that Akshay Kumar surely has taken a page or more out of the workings of a competitor and good friend of his – Salman Khan. Don’t believe us? Check this out.

The Actress Selection

 

Akshay Kumar learnt to live life king size, from Salman Khan!

 

Salman Khan had launched Katrina Kaif and Sonakshi Sinha in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Dabangg respectively. However it was Akshay Kumar who has done more movies with both the actresses. So there was Singh is Kiing, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Tees Maar Khan etc. with Katrina, while Sonakshi was his heroine in Rowdy Rathore, Holiday, Joker etc. Recently Mouni Roy, our TV’s favourite Naaginn, was being eyed by Salman Khan to be launched in his home production, but she is now making her debut with Akshay Kumar’s Gold.

Social Initiatives and Causes

 

Akshay Kumar learnt to live life king size, from Salman Khan!

 

From lighting up villages to helping people with their surgeries, Salman Khan is known for pushing his Being Human agenda as he helped people who were needy. But in 2017, he gets a serious and a fierce competition from Akshay Kumar, who is now christened as ‘Bharat Kumar’ by his fans for his nationalistic views, his efforts to help the soldiers and his recent drive to build toilets to promote his recent movie.

Playing the good-boy character

 

Akshay Kumar learnt to live life king size, from Salman Khan!

 

Salman Khan’s characters in some of his recent ones have been having that holier than thou attitude with a mentality to help people selflessly. There is Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Sultan to cite a few examples. Now even Akshay is trying to build up an image for himself in a similar vein, as many of his recent characters have this do-gooder attitude with a patriotic tinge. Like, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Rustom, Airlift, Jolly LLB 2 etc.

Getting Salman’s Manager

 

Akshay Kumar learnt to live life king size, from Salman Khan!

 

For years, it was Reshma Shetty who used to be Salman Khan’s business manager and there was often a buzz that it was her efforts that helped Salman Khan change his brand image and get himself endeared to more fans. Now that Salman has split with his business manager, Akshay wasted no time taking her into his fold. And the decision is working well for him!

Now do you believe us? There cannot be so many co-incidences, and we are sure that Akshay Kumar has adopted all of these success mantras willingly. And it seems to be working just fine for him!

  • 2017 might have been a bad year for Bollywood, considering the bad movies, and the scarce Box Office collections that the movies made. Also, the controversies surrounding the movies this year, did them more harm than good. But, there are still a few movies from 2017, that we would watch again someday.
  • We have all heard struggle stories of our favourite celebrities, some have been waiters, and some might have been junior artists. But, too many have been backup dancers. From a field that has potentially more than a million people in it, these stars shone so brightly, that they became the cream of Bollywood. These stars started their journey with dancing behind superstars and are now working with them.
  • Bollywood is filled with people, who excel at acting. But other than acting and the storyline, there is another thing that makes our films blockbusters. Dancing! Bollywood movies are filled with dancers. Some dance like they have two left feet, but some, dance like there is no tomorrow. These are the dancers, we are paying a tribute to today.
  • Madame Tussauds is a gem in the age of modern museums, and the capital has become the lucky holder of this gem. Delhiites have become a part of the lucky few, who can now visit these lifelike celebrity wax statues. But, our favourite part is the amazing resemblance, and in some cases the disparity, of these wax figurines.
  • You fall in love and vow to spend the rest of your life with each other. Such is the beauty of a marriage. The end, however, is not always as beautiful. Blame it on fame, gorgeous looks or the fact that cupid's arrows strike again and again in the glamour world, but Bollywood couples have to face the ugly truth of infidelity, divorces, and break-ups ever so often.
  • In Bollywood, there was a time, when supporting actors did not receive the appreciation they do now. They were looked at as mere pawns to make the lead look good. But times have changed, and talented artists have taken these so called side roles, and evolved them into the backbone of the films. They are now taking the limelight, and sometimes even overshadow the leads.
  • Tumhari Sulu will make you love the simple pleasures
  • Neither erotica nor a thriller, Aksar 2 drags on
  • The House Next Door will give you the creeps
  • Qarib Qarib perfect
  • Rajkummar Rao aur Kriti Kharbanda ki shaadi mein mat jaana!
  • By Ittefaq Sidharth and Sonakshi both look constipated!