Akshay Kumar’s Shocking Revelation: How 16 Consecutive Flops Changed His Destiny

In the ever-evolving world of Bollywood, where box office fortunes fluctuate like tides, actor Akshay Kumar is a remarkable example of determination and tenacity. His recent candid revelation about facing 16 consecutive flops sheds light on the unwavering spirit that defines his career.

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan," movie starring akshay kumar and tiger shroff
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” movie starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff

The Struggle

Back in 2008, Akshay Kumar found himself in a challenging phase. His films, such as ‘Selfiee’ or ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue,’ received lukewarm responses, and the box office numbers echoed disappointment. Yet, he refused to be disheartened. Instead, he harnessed his inner strength and resilience.

Genre-Hopping Maverick

Kumar’s approach to cinema is anything but conventional. He refuses to confine himself to a single genre. From socially relevant dramas like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” to intense thrillers like “Airlift” and historical epics like “Rustom,” he fearlessly embraces diversity. Success or failure, he persists, navigating uncharted waters.

During the trailer launch of ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,’ he said:

“I will always keep on doing different kinds of (work). I won’t be sticking to one kind of thing because people say, ‘Sir, aaj kal comedy and action bohot chal rahe hai (Someone told me that comedy and action are working these days.)’ It doesn’t mean I should only do action. I start getting bored if I do one kind of thing and keep trying something new. Whether it was ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha,’ ‘Airlift’ or ‘Rustom,’ or many other films I have made, sometimes success is there, sometimes it’s not.”

Friendship And Support

While filming “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” Kumar faced the brunt of consecutive flops. But he didn’t waver. He weathered storms, celebrated triumphs, and reminded each other that setbacks are merely stepping stones. Akshay asked for and was granted a Canadian passport amid his failures.

The Results Await

Kumar remains hopeful as “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” awaits its release. The hard work invested by the entire team fuels his optimism. He believes that luck will favour their relentless efforts — a belief that has carried him through both highs and lows.


Akshay Kumar’s journey is a powerful lesson: setbacks are not roadblocks but growth opportunities. His genre-hopping, resilience, and unyielding spirit continue to inspire—a testament to the indomitable human will in the face of adversity.