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Thread: Akshay cuts back work for son
09-21-2009, 06:46 PM #1
Akshay cuts back work for son
Akshay Kumar to take on fewer assignments so that he can spend more time with his son, Aarav
On his 42nd birthday on September 9 this year, Akshay promised his son Aarav that he will spend more time with him by taking up fewer assignments next year.
Talking about his decision, Akshay said, “I have been spending a lot of time with Aarav but it’s not enough. I have been planning to take this step for a long time but it kept getting postponed. I need to be there for Aarav.
I want to attend all his PTA meetings and functions in school. I want to drop him to school and also pick him up. I want to do fun things with him including the two of us going on holidays. I want to go through all the experiences that will strengthen my bond with Aarav. For that, I have to cut down on my work.”
When asked if cutting down on his work will affect his career, Akshay said, “Should I wait for my decline before giving my son more time? No thanks. I would rather do it now. Because these are Aarav’s growing-up years. I’d rather miss out on work than miss the chance to be with my son when he needs me the most. I can go on being an actor till I die but my son’s growing-up years won’t come back.”
Incidentally, Akshay always intended to let his career take taper off after a certain age. “Ab bahut ho gaya. I want to take it easy. I’ve been working round-the-clock. I’ve to slow down. I don’t need four films a year to remain successful. The two I do will keep me going for years,” he added.
09-22-2009, 11:53 PM #2