Akshay Kumar Did Not Join Bollywood For His Love For Acting

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Akshay Kumar says he was drawn to the film industry because it offered a lot of money for someone who was struggling back then. The actor started out his film career primarily as an action hero before blooming into an all-round star.

“I did a lot of action films earlier because I knew nothing else. For 11-13 years, I did only action. I did Thai boxing in Bangkok for five years. Back then I had made up my mind that I’ll come to Mumbai and open a martial arts school.

Honestly, the only thing which brought me to the industry was only money. I just came here to earn money,” he said.

Akshay said he used to make Rs 5,000 per month teaching martial arts but once earned Rs 21,000 simply by posing as a model and it changed his perspective.