Monday, June 25, 2007

Breaking the limits

I always like to read the comments about Akshaye in many film forums. I have begun to notice that they have become more respectful towards him. They still pass narky comments but I'd say the ratio has gone down. Rediff is an example. Comments posted underneath this interview are msotly devoted to bashing or supporting Rajnikanth but they also have this very perceptive comment which I liked very much:

Although Akshaye is under-rated but he is also an over-expected actor. Though, he didn't get enough dues for his previous performances, but he is expected by many to outperform others in his league. Which is not completely true. He has limitations (less diversity), however, he pushes a different kind of intensity in his roles.

Needless to say, that also describes my attitude or described. being an obsessed fan, I always judge Akshaye's performances too strictly and find them wanting and then suddenly I come across a scene posted on youtube or a movie playing on TV and I stop and wonder, why did I miss this before and then I realise, that the first time I watch any Akshaye movie, my brain is in such a hyperactive mode that it can't register anything. As an obsessed fan, I want to see him blossom into a great artist and over the years, weighed down by my own obscenely high expectations, I gave up on him( he has always been my favorite star but I gave up the hope that he'd become a great actor and realise his potential) and that's why, his next movie is going to be sucha reproach and such a blessing-- reproach because I did give up on him and blessing, because we get to experience the magic only he can weave.


Anonymous said...

Akshaye Khanna deserves to be respected because he has always been ignored by some best directors in favour of Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan! I don't mind if Akshaye Khanna plays main role, or supporting role or comedian or villain...but the role should the best that will prove his gifted talents!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that the ones apart from Farhan Akhtar, Nikhil Advani, Abbas Mustan and Priyandarshan who will be able to make right use the gifted-amazing-talent of Akshaye Khanna are Mohit Suri, Kunal Kholi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mani Ratnam, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Farah Khan and Vishal Bharadwaj. But, the best one would be Abbas Mustan! And, I would like that Abbas Mustan duo sign Akshaye Khanna again after Naqaab and Race!