Actor Akshay Oberoi last seen in the successful web series The Inside Edge and currently wooing the waves with the web series Ilegal is happy to get time at home.
Says Akshay, “I was working like a beast before this lockdown. I did 7 projects back to back. It’s nice to be at home, to be very honest. I don’t really have any anxiety about being confined at home for so long. I think my years of struggling as an actor has taught me to be incredibly patient.”
So how is Akshay spending his time? “With my 3 yr old Avyaan! Cooking. Cleaning. Gardening!”
Does Akshay see the Coronavirus as the end of the road for the big screen’s supremacy? “No. Cinema will come back. I mean to shoot stuff we still have to get hundreds of people in a room together. So that would also mean audiences will return to theatres if we are able to shoot.”
Akshay has a slew of projects lined up on the web. “Flesh is produced by Siddharth Anand who directed War. I play a flesh trade owner. Relished the hell of this part. My character is an out and out baddie. Then I have Magic which is about a druggy who overdoses.goes to rehab and discovers his own drug which he starts to make and sell. It is directed by Nikhil Rao who is a very known ad filmmaker. I also have Inside Edge season 3 which is what is. As you already know. Then there is Ktina a rom-com produced by Ekta Kapoor starring Disha Patani and I am the romantic interest.”
Akshay is also doing a feature film with Richa Chadha. “Madam Chief Minister is about politics I play a politician. Directed by Subhash Kapoor. And in the Hindi remake of Thirruttu Payale I play the villain. Vineet plays the hero. Urvashi is in between our two characters. It’s a villain and hero cat and mouse chase.”