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Abhishek Bachchan: Any actor who does comedy is an actor and not a comedian

Actor Abhishek Bachchan feels that it is derogatory to classify actors as comedians. Speaking against the branding of actors as comedians just because they excel in their comic performances on screen, he said, “Actors are actors. Derogatory to classify them as comedians. Any actor who doescomedy is an actor and not a comedian.”
His opinion was seconded by his Housefull 3 co-star Akshay Kumar , who said he looks up to actors who perform comedy on screen. “Slapstick comedy is very difficult to do on screen. Don’t look down at slapstick comedy. I look up to actors who perform comic roles…actors like Charlie Chaplin, Bean (Atkinson), Jack Black,” Akshay said. Chunkey Pandey, who was present at the press conference, said, “A comedy film should receive an Oscar to gain respectability in the eyes of masses.”

Source:-http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Abhishek-Bachchan-Any-actor-who-does-comedy-is-an-actor-and-not-a-comedian/articleshow/52566432.cms