NEW DELHI: After 16 years in the film industry, actor-producer Suniel Shetty says he is jealous of Akshay Kumar as the latter has shaped up his career wisely over the years.

“Akshay Kumar is an inspiration for me. He has handled his career beautifully. I’m envious of him,” said Suneil who has done many films with Akshay. He spoke on the sidelines of the opening of his apparel house Crossover Bollywood Se. He added, “Akshay ventured into a completely different arena, that is comedy and he was widely appreciated for it. My bond has especially gro-wn with him post Hera Pheri.”