Mithun Da is a classic actor: Akshay Kumar

New Delhi (IANS): After working with Bollywood disco king Mithun Chakraborty in “Chandni Chowk To China”, superstar Akshay Kumar says the former is a “classic actor”.

“This is the first time I have worked with Mithun Da. He’s a classic actor and a very warm human being. It was a pleasure to work with him.

“I used to connect with him as a father figure and it was very touching. I hope the audience feels it too by watching the film,” Akshay added.

“Chandni Chowk To China”, which also stars Deepika Padukone, released Friday to disappointing reviews.

Jimmy Shergill has no apprehensions in working for small screen

Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill has no issues shifting gears from the silver to the small screen.

“As long as the kind of work I am being offered is good or even better, I have absolutely no apprehensions about working on the small screen because I’m not jumping the gun and shifting focus to just television,” Jimmy told IANS.

The actor, who recently won an award for his performance in “A Wednesday”, was offered his TV debut in Zee TV’s crime thriller “Monica Mongre” but could not manage the dates for the show.

“I have been getting TV offers but I found this one really interesting. It was a thriller and a mini-series format and required just 10-12 days for shooting. But I couldn’t manage the dates,” he said.

Film promotion is not my cup of tea: Abhay Deol

Actor Abhay Deol, who is promoting his forthcoming film “Dev D”, says he hates promoting a film.

“It’s not about the ego, it’s not about projecting an image, it’s not about being lazy or anything else you might think. The truth is I love making movies, but I just don’t have it in me to sell them,” Abhay posted on his blog.

“I am an actor, not a salesman, but most people seem to think that the two are one and the same. I find promoting extremely tiring. It basically means I have to answer the same questions a 1,000 times in the span of eight to nine hours,” he added.

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