Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist opposite Rajinikanth in the much-hyped 3D flick 2.0.
Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist opposite Rajinikanth in the much-hyped 3D flick 2.0. The film’s story is said to be connected to mobile phones. And Akshay Kumar, who is not addicted to his mobile phone and limits its usage, advises his children too about the harmful effects of this piece of technology. “I am away from my mobile phones most of the time. Whenever I need to talk to my producers, owing to my work, it’s then that I use my mobile phone. I am also very busy with my shooting and have to keep my mobile aside.”
The actor reveals his early fascination with mobiles, when they had just come out. “I remember when I was shooting with the late Amrish Puri, in those days, mobile phones had just come into existence. They were longish, hammer-like phones. Holding these mobile phones in your hand was considered to be a status symbol. I did possess a small little mobile phone and while traveling to the set, Amrish Puri and I would have these long conversations sitting in our own cars.”
So, does he allow his children, especially son Aarav, to use a mobile phone? Akki replies, “Look, he is growing. And it’s my duty as a parent to advise him about the bad effects of overusing any gadget, including the mobile. We need to explain to our children about its usage and its effects. Gone are those days when we could pressurise children and prevent them from doing certain things that might adversely affect them. If they understand our advice, then it’s fine. We need to leave it to them to decide whether they should follow our advice or not. If they do, then it’s great.”