Akshay Kumar isn't one to stay at home and wait until the pandemic gets over. The actor has resumed shooting in full swing once again and believes that it is high time to resume work again. Akshay Kumar revealed that he was initially afraid of resuming work but did not want to be at home any longer.
Speaking about his initial fear Akshay said, Of course, I was, but for how long can you live in fear? Initially, when the pandemic started, very little was known about the virus – the way it affects a person. So, there was a lot of fear. Now, with time, we know more and also that it's possible to beat it if we have a good immune system. Hence, I decided to get back to work taking all the precautions, not just for me but for the entire unit.
I have a simple question: if not now, then when? So many people have lost their jobs [during the lockdown] and were pushed into poverty. I'm sorry but if we keep waiting for a vaccine, then, before the virus, people will get badly affected by unemployment. I think we all need to, slowly and safely, get back to normal life where a mask will be your essential companion, he added.
The actor also spoke about his recently announced film Raksha Bandhan. He said It was the festival of Raksha Bandhan yesterday, and what better gift could I have given my sister? Over the years, I've given her many gifts but I think, this one supersedes them all, as it will be there forever on celluloid. Hence, I wanted to dedicate this film to her and also bring her on board as a producer.