Stuntmen should get equal respect :- Akshay Kumar


Introducing a special insurance scheme for all stunt artistes working in Hindi film industry, Akshay Kumar said: “I am a stuntman first before an actor. For 10 years, I worked as a stuntman in Hindi film industry before getting the opportunity of acting. So I know how stuntmen risks their lives to earn their bread. I know what it takes to risk their lives to entertain us. So I think they should get equal respect even at the award shows for their work.”
The actor along with renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr Ramakanta Panda of a renowned Heart Institute, announced the insurance scheme that covers around 380 stunt artists between the age of 18 to 55 with a death compensation of Rs 10 lakhs.