This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Why are the trade pundits comparing the collections of TMK with 3 Idiots and Dabangg? These are all-time hits. We never said we were making a timeless classic. Farah had set out to make a time-pass masala comedy. I think she succeeded in that. I enjoyed working with Farah. She’s got spirit. And she’s a mooh-phat. That’s why she sometimes gets into trouble." Trouble, say reliable sources from the industry, came from the coterie close to Shah Rukh Khan who felt Farah was getting her comeuppance for having deserted the SRK’s camp for Akshay. Akshay is quick to point out, "I don’t belong to any camp. I’ve worked with every camp. Farah asked me to work with her and I did. Why should Shah Rukh mind? Priyadarshan who worked repeatedly with me worked with Shah Rukh in Billu. Did I mind? Actors must move out of their comfort zone. It helps them to grow." No matter what the critical reaction to Tees Maar Khan (TMK), Akshay Kumar will be doing another film with Farah Khan. "Why not? I had a ball working with Farah. I’m looking forward to working with her again. We’re planning something. She’s a very tough taskmaster. Men are scared of her. So am I. She speaks her mind no matter what the consequences. .She isn’t scared of anyone. She knows what she wants and won’t shut up until she gets it. She wasn’t making a film to win National awards. She made a commercial film," he shoots back, unperturbed by scathing comments on TMK from within and outside the film industry.