Hrithik is still a good friend despite box office competition: Akshay

Akshay...If films do well, actors will also do well.

Akshay…If films do well, actors will also do well.

Actor Akshay Kumar whose film Rustom clashed with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro at the box office said there were no clashes between the two actors on a personal level and they are still good friends.

Akshay’s film emerged unscathed winner of the clash as Rustom earned over Rs 50 crore in the country while Hrithik’s film managed Rs 30 crore at the box office.

On being asked whether the same releasing date has changed the relationship between the two stars, Akshay said, “We are still neighbours. We are still friends (and) we still talk to each other and eat together.”  On being asked if Hrithik congratulated him, Akshay said, “No he hasn’t till now.”

The Baby actor said “clash” was not the right word to use when two films release on the same day. “It is not a clash. Do not give it a word clash. Clash is a wrong word (and) we do not clash with each other. We always pray that movies should run at the box office, if the films do well, actors will also do well and eventually the film industry will run,” Akshay said.

According to the 48-year-old actor, it is important that every film does well commercially. “We want to make films like in Hollywood. They make big action films and we would also like to do it. And that can only happen if all films work,” he said.

Besides acting in mainstream films, Akshay has also earned rave reviews for his roles in real life dramas like Special 26, Baby, Airlift and now Rustom. – CINEWS

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