Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar says it is his fellow actor Salman Khan’s “large heartedness” that prompted him to promote the former’s forthcoming movie “Rustom” and it also shows the spirit of unity in the film industry.
“He did it on his own. It shows we are all united. Around 180 films are made in the industry (in a year) and many are left incomplete. We are not race horses that we have to push forward and show one-upmanship,” Akshay told the media here when quizzed on the competition between the two stars.
“There is a lot of work in Bollywood and not enough heroes and heroines. There is plenty of space for all of us and it’s not about competition,” he said.
Salman on Tuesday night took to Twitter to share a video urging his fans to watch “Rustom”, which is slated to release on August 12.
In the video, the “Dabangg” star is heard saying: “Humare film industry ke Rustom-e-Hind ki film aa rahi hai naam hai ‘Rustom’. August 12 ko jaakar dekhiye Akshay Kumar ki film ‘Rustom’. (The film of our film industry’s Rustom-e-Hind titled ‘Rustom’ is releasing. Watch Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ releasing on August 12).”
After giving a taste of patriotism to the audiences at the start of the year with Airlift, actor Akshay Kumar will be seen donning Navy uniform in Rustom where he plays Commander Rustom Pavri. Along with Akshay, the film also stars Ileana D’Cruz in the lead who plays his love interest. It also stars Esha Gupta and Arjan Bajwa in important roles.
The film brings back the jodi of Akshay and director Neeraj Pandey, who is producing the film after much acclaimed Baby in 2015. Directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom will release on August 12.