Akshay Kumar (Reuters)
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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who is busy promoting his upcoming film "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara" (OUATIMD), said that films are not intended to outdo anyone's work.

Speaking at a promotional event, Akshay who will be seen in an underworld gangster avatar in "OUATIMD" said, "We don't make films for reason like I would outdo someone or their films...we don't make films to cut each other's work. We are all in one industry...don't divide us. We all make our films with hard work and love and want people to enjoy it," Press Trust of India reported.

"We do make a good film but to outdo one another. I focus on my work, what I want to do in my film. I don't believe in competition or the number game," he added.

Akshay went on to speak about his role in "OUATIMD". "About me being remembered as a villain...I don't know if that will happen or not as the film is yet to release, how much the film or my role will be liked or not is yet to be known," he said.

"But yes, I was absolutely sure about the role I want to play. I loved the role. I think all girls prefer bad boys."

Directed by Milan Luthria ,"OUATIMD" also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Emraan Khan in lead roles. The film will hit screens on 15 August, a week after Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express".

Praising his co-stars Sonakshi Sinha and Emraan Khan, Akshay said he was impressed by their performance in "Loteera". Sharing his experience of working with the two actors Akshay said, "I enjoyed working with both of them (Akshay and Imran Khan). Imran is a thorough gentleman but a great co-star. They enjoyed bullying me."