Waqt , AKSHAY KUMAR’S one of the most memorable performances in his career. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shefali Shah and Priyanka Chopra, in addition to Boman Irani and others.In a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, akshay kumar revealed that why the film is so close to his heart,the reason behind it is that during the shooting of this film akshay,s real life father HARI OM BHATIA was suffering from cancer.
This is ironic because, in the film the role of , Akshay’s father, which was played by Amitabh Bachchan too had the similar situation. Big B’s character in the film, Ishwarchand Thakur too was suffering from the dreadful disease.
So, for Akshay it was quite an emotional turmoil to play the role of a son to a cancer-striken father when in real-life, his father too was suffering from that disease.
That time even my father had cancer. And in the film, Mr Bachchan’s character also had cancer. If you see those scenes, they are real. It was a very hard film for me emotionally. There were so many times when the scene was over but I couldn’t stop my emotions. Which is why this film will always be in my memory,