It is quite heartbreaking how Akshaye Khanna, even after being a talented actor, didn’t get his due. After the 2012 movie Gali Gali Chor Hai, Akshaye Khanna took a four-year-long break from Bollywood. He returned back in a negative role in Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom starring John Abraham & Varun Dhawan.
Post which, he has been part of some fantastic movies like Section 375, Mom & Ittefaq. But, unfortunately, none of these movies turned into a huge box-office success. Before Drishyam 2, Akshaye’s last massive box-office hit was Race, which was released way back in 2008.
It is quite unfortunate how even after being so talented, Akshaye Khanna never got the due he deserved. Even after being part of great movies like Border (1997), Taal (1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Humraaz (2002), Hungama (2003), Hulchul (2004), Bollywood never did justice to Akshaye Khanna’s talent.
It is heartbreaking how so many people on social media describe him as one of the most underrated actors in Bollywood.
But, thankfully, with Drishyam 2, he finally got the commercial success that he deserved. His talent was not only loved by the audience but also box-office showed his much-deserved love. As per sources, the movie managed to earn more than Rs 95 crore net at the box office. And, many are calling it the highest-grosser of Akshaye Khanna’s career as it may be his first movie to enter the Rs 100 crore club.
Though Drishyam 2 had a strong screenplay and talented actors like Ajay Devgn and Tabu, there are many who are calling Akshay Khanna’s casting a masterstroke. Many people took to social media to applaud Akshaye Khanna’s acting prowess:
A praising tweet for #AkshayeKhanna this man is highly underrated in Bollywood From 1997 to 2022 he always delivers in whatever script demands Whether it’s Abbas mustan thrillers or priyadarshan comdedies Or any genre #Drishyam2pic.twitter.com/bdNe6zXVqn
With the roaring success of Drishyam 2, we hope Bollywood won’t ignore this talented actor anymore and would do justice to his acting skill. With Bollywood’s lackluster year, it is high time that Bollywood starts valuing actors over stars. Because they can’t fool the audience with talentless stars anymore!