When Akshay Kumar signed his first film after getting thrown out of modelling assingnment
After the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus were partially removed, allowing makers to resume shooting of films and TV shows, Akshay Kumar became the first major Bollywood actor to face the camera. Khiladi Kumar shot for a few ad films before heading to the UK to shoot for his upcoming film Bell Bottom. Six days ago, he featured in the top 10 of Forbes’ highest-paid actors list for the year 2020.
Even in these testing times, Akshay has managed to remain at the top of his game, and the credit goes to his work ethic. Many of Akshay’s colleagues have raved about the actor’s seriousness and punctuality on sets, proving that he doesn’t take his success for granted. A part of Akshay’s love for his work also comes from the place where he started his career.
In an earlier interview, the actor revealed that he started as a model in the industry, dreaming about his big break in films. He auditioned to play one of the lead roles in the 1992 film, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar but didn’t get the part.
He also revealed how he bagged his first three films within 24 hours of being thrown out of a modelling assignment. Narrating the incident, he said, “I had to take a flight to Bangalore at 6 in the evening for a modelling assignment. At 5:10 in the morning, I got a call from the agent and he told me, ‘Unprofessional people like you never succeed and I can guarantee you that.’ At that time, I realised that the flight was scheduled in the morning. I misread and thought it would take off in the evening. I was in tears, I told them that I am coming immediately, but they refused.”