Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, a trained martial arts expert, finds it unfair when people compare fight sequences in Hollywood films with those in Bollywood. He says budget constraints are the differentiating factor. Akshay is geared up for his new film Brothers, in which he promises to show off some novelty in action – considering he and actor Siddharth Malhotra dedicated 52 days to shooting the climax alone. Talking about Brothers, Akshay shared that they invested a lot of practice in fight sequences for the movie. “Martial arts is not something that you can do just because you know it… you have to practice it, and rehearse and make it better. One also has to keep in mind what diversity can you give the audience,” he said at a press conference.
Asked about comparison between the nature of action in Hollywood versus Bollywood, the Khiladi actor shared: “These days Hollywood films come in, and somewhere you are competing with them and surely the audience does feel that we have seen the action there too, but they also forget the fact that our Indian cinema is made on a tight budget unlike Hollywood. “We are doing very well as a matter of fact, especially seeing how much money is put in and pumped in to our films.” Brothers is an action-drama film, based on mixed martial arts. It is directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Dharma Productions, Lionsgate films and Endemol India.