Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is known for choosing thought-provoking roles. And continuing his streak, the actor detailed his future endeavour – a feature film on sex education, in an In-Conversation session at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, reported by Deadline.
"It's a very important subject. In a lot of places, it is not there. We have all kinds of subjects we learn in school and sex education is one topic I would like all the schools in the world to have. It's going to take time to release, it's going to be in April or May. It's one of the best films I've ever made," shared Raksha Bandhan actor.
Kumar also delved on the satisfaction his work gives him, even though it may not always garner "commercial success." He said, "I like to do these sorts of films, social films. It's not that big a commercial success film but it gives me satisfaction."
Popular comedy star Kumar has acted in various films in the past that are centered on social issues such as the 2017 drama Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and the groundbreaking 2018 film Padman, which tackled the taboo topic of menstruation and lack of access to sanitary products in India.
"After Padman, one of my friends told me, 'My relationship with my daughter has changed. She has opened up so much because we saw this movie together, now she calls me up and says dad, I started my period can you get a sanitary pack for me on the way home from the office' and that sort of thing," recalled Kumar, while discussing his previous work.
The Ram Setu actor has appeared in over 150 films throughout his acting career, which comprises of box office smashes such as Phir Hera Pheri, Sooryavanshi, and Mission Mangal and films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman. Clearly, Kumar is a true versatile actor.
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