Akshay Kumar, the actor, brings up a flurry of memories for all Indians. Be it action or comedy movies, he has been charming us with his spectacular performances for more than two decades now and, yet, we never seem to have had enough of him. That is the stature that Akshay “Khiladi” Kumar the complete entertainer has come to command. And not just on screen, the “Khiladi” of Bollywood has been able to set an example of a patriot Indian even off-screen by helping the Indian Army in every little way possible.
Showcasing his love and gratitude for the Indian Army, the 50 year old actor is back with an advertisement for Fortune Oil that has a distinct flavour of nationalism.
In the advertisement, the versatile Bollywood actor is seen interacting with Army men, as he is cooking food for them; a benign heartwarming gesture seldom seen in ads. The advertisement has the actor recall for the soldiers, who are thousands of miles away from their homes, a taste of ghar ka khana.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 30, 2017
This sensitive and touching advertisement has caught the attention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who on Sunday lauded the actors subtle message packed in the delightful visual.
Akshay has also helped the Indian Army in the past by launching Bharat ke Veer program with union minister Rajnath Singh. It is an online platform that aims to facilitate direct donations for the families of paramilitary troopers who have sacrificed their lives in the service of the country since January 1, 2016.
Not just this, the never ending sorrow of families of 103 slain policemen and Army personnel in Maharashtra, this Diwali, was shared in an initiative taken by a senior IPS officer, where Akshay Kumar also ended up making a contribution of Rs 25 lakh for their cause.
It maybe recalled that Akshay Kumar’s father was a military officer. Although he had all the comforts of a good life, yet he worked as a chef while doing a tough martial arts training course in Bangkok.
The “Khiladi” is a black belt in Taekwondo and is known to perform all the stunts in his films himself.