The 52-year-old actor, Akshay Kumar plays Veer Sooryavanshi, an ATS officer, entrusted with the responsibility to protect Mumbai from terror attacks
Superstar Akshay Kumar says there is only one religion and that is "being an Indian", and his upcoming film "Sooryavanshi" reflects the same sentiment.
"Sooryavanshi", directed by Rohit Shetty, is the latest movie in the filmmaker's cop universe.
The franchise, which started in 2011 with Ajay Devgn's "Singham" series, was announced last year with the release of "Simmba", starring Ranveer Singh. The climax of the 2019 film teased Akshay as Sooryavanshi.
The actor said the film's story doesn't view the world through the lens of religion.
"I don't believe in any religion. I only believe in being Indian and that is what the film also shows. The idea of being an Indian and not about being a Parsi or a Hindu or or a Muslim, we haven't looked at it on the basis of the religion," Akshay told PTI in an interview here.
When asked if the film is more relevant in current times of communal unrest in the country, the actor said, "It is a coincidence, we haven't made it deliberately (now). But, yes, it is very much a relevant film today."
The 52-year-old actor plays Veer Sooryavanshi, an ATS officer, entrusted with the responsibility to protect Mumbai from terror attacks.
As an artiste one is expected to be responsible towards the society, but Akshay said his job is to play the character, good or bad, with sincerity.
"We make films which have negative and positive roles, I am just playing a character. In every film there will be both good and bad characters, the audience is smart enough to understand what to take back from the film - the good or the bad."
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Last Updated Mar 8, 2020, 5:10 PM IST