Akshay Kumar reveals not using glycerin for emotional scenes in Sarfira: ‘I use my own emotions to cry’

Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film also stars Paresh Rawal and Radhikka Madan in pivotal roles
Akshay Kumar's still from Sarfira
Akshay Kumar's still from Sarfira

Akshay Kumar recently revealed in an interview that he didn’t use glycerin during the emotional scenes in his upcoming film Sarfira. He said that he imagined the time when he lost his father in real life in order to cry during the scene.

During an interaction with Baradwaj Rangan for Galatta Plus, the actor said, “There are many things in the film which I could relate to. This character lost his father, the trauma he went through. When that scene was happening, to be honest, I went into that kind of trauma, when I lost my father. I don’t use glycerin to cry, I use my own emotions to cry. When you see the film, I am really crying.”

He added, “There were times when Sudha would say ‘cut’, and my head was still down, because I was still crying, because it isn’t easy to come out of that emotion. I’ve gone far away. I know in the back of my mind that she’s called cut, but it’s very difficult to bring it back (to reality). I used to request her to take longer shots, because then, I’m staying with the same emotion.”

Directed by Sudha Kongara, Sarfira is a Hindi remake of her Tamil film Soorarai Pottru (2020). Also starring Paresh Rawal and Radhikka Madan, the film is set to be released in theatres on July 12.

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