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


May,24 2016 13:56:58 IST

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. Image from IBN

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.

Updated Date: May 24, 2016 13:56 PM