Akshay Kumar’s movies takes around 45 days to 60 days to complete.
So how much time does it take to make an Indian (Bollywood) film? Though making a film does follow a standard process with time spend on pre-production, production (the actual shoot), and post-production, depending on the subject and the director, the time spent on making a film can vary significantly.
Akshay Kumar, the only superstar who does several films in a year, says that a film should not take more than 60-70 days to complete. In fact, the Khiladi says that he took only 38 days to shoot Housefull 3.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani did very well at the box-office, but it took Bhansali several years to take the idea from his head and actually put it into a film. Besides, facing protests from local groups, Bhansali also spent a lot of time finalizing the cast for ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
However, not every filmmaker may choose such subjects for making a film, not would they go so much deep into the details, as Bhansali does, but despite that it does take a couple of years for most top filmmakers to make a film.
Aamir Khan started the trend of being very selective, and would stick to doing one film at a time, even if it meant releasing one film every couple (or more) years. Soon, other top Bollywood actors followed suit, and became very selective.
However, one man has been defying this trend, and that is none other than Khiladi Akshay Kumar.
Akshay Kumar doesn’t believe in releasing his films during the festive time (Id, Diwali, Christmas), nor does he believe in doing one film a year. When asked, how does Akshay manages to do so many films in a year, here’s what the Khiladi replied.
“I don’t its very difficult to do so many films. It takes around 60 days to make a film, so four films mean 240 days…and now you can calculate how many days you are still left with every year. I also go on holidays with my family for at least a month. So, I don’t think doing four films a year is at all difficult.
So sixty days to make a film? I’m sure Akshay Kumar has figured out some magic formula to make films in such a short time. Or is he the time-management guru of Bollywood? What do you think?