He takes pride in saying that he gave some of his biggest hits with new directors and even today Bollywood star Akshay Kumar feels there is not much risk involved in working with debutants. “I have given some of my best films with new directors – Abbas-Mustan in Khiladi, Guddu Dhanoa in Elaan and Naresh Malhotra in Yeh Dillagi — there is a long list of newcomers I have worked with. In recent times, I have worked with Sajid Khan in Housefull,” Akshay said. The 44-year-old also worked with Sabir Khan in his directorial Kambakhat Ishq, but it didn’t work. So is there any risk factor involved in working with fresh talents? “It is not at all risky to work with newcomers… they have the greed, they want to do something, they want to prove themselves. I like working with newcomers because they have new ideas. With due respect to all other directors, who also make good films, I enjoy working with newcomers a lot,” he said.