Not Easy for actors to handle success and failures publicly says Akshaye Khanna

New Delhi: Actor Akshaye Khanna during a press conference to promote his upcoming film "Mom" in New Delhi on June 30, 2017. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

Vastavam web: Akshaye Khanna, noted for his versatility, says it is never easy for actors to handle the audiences’ dislike or indifference towards their work.The benchmark of an actor or a filmmaker’s capability is how successful their movies are at the box office.Khanna made his debut in 1997 with “Himalaya Putra” which didn’t do well at the box office, but months later he got a breakthrough with JP Dutta’s “Border”.”If I am running a business and making a loss, nobody really knows about it. Our success and failures are public. To have your films not liked or not watched or failed, is not an easy thing to handle,” he says.
At the same time, the “Ittefaq” actor feels it is far more difficult to deal with success than surviving a failure.”Having said that, I honestly feel in our line of work, it’s more difficult to handle success than failure. To handle success maturely, especially over a long period of time sometimes is more difficult to maintain,” he says.The actor, who in a way began his second innings in Bollywood with the 2016 hit comedy “Dishoom”, is now seen mostly doing strong supporting parts.
Khanna says he doesn’t “fear” losing out on work.”You can do the best, work hard but at the end of the day the audience decides whether you are relevant to them as an artiste or not. These things are completely out of your hands. The audience will of course give you a shelf life,” he says.Khanna is elated his first film this year – “Mom” – was successful and people took note of his character as a cop.Directed by Ravi Udyawar, “Mom” was a revenge-drama featuring Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with Khanna.The film is now gearing up to have its world TV premiere on November 18 on &Pictures.