Akshay Kumar takes 'action' for good cause; wants insurance for stuntmen in films

Akshay Kumar wants all stuntmen in the Indian film industry to be insured against injuries

IANS May 24, 2016 13:56:58 IST
Akshay Kumar takes 'action' for good cause; wants insurance for stuntmen in films

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, known for his high-octane action thrillers, says there is no insurance for stuntmen in the Hindi film industry and he wants that to change.

Akshay Kumar takes action for good cause wants insurance for stuntmen in films

Akshay Kumar. Image from IBN

"Safety is not great here (in Bollywood). Now finally we have an ambulance and doctors on the sets for the stuntman and the cast and crew. (However) it's surprising that there is no insurance for stuntmen in Bollywood, so we are all trying to get that done,” said Akshay.

Meanwhile, Akshay is busy promoting his next, the comedy film Housefull 3.

The third installment of the Housefull franchise is directed by Sajid-Farhad while the earlier two films were directed by Sajid Khan. The film also features Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon. The film will release on 3 June.

Akshay says he likes dark humour which is “honest and real.”

“A comedy is very difficult but many people don't think it as a genre,” he said.

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