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Akshay Kumar takes pride in being a desi

Actor Akshay Kumar takes pride in being a desi and feels his fans love him because he reminds them of their roots. "I'm proud to be desi. I'm a desi boy from Delhi and I'm very proud of who I am and I am proud of my roots. My fans love me for being desi, being humble, being hard working.

bollywood Updated: Nov 08, 2011 17:17 IST

Actor Akshay Kumar takes pride in being a desi and feels his fans love him because he reminds them of their roots. "I'm proud to be desi. I'm a desi boy from Delhi and I'm very proud of who I am and I am proud of my roots. My fans love me for being desi, being humble, being hard working.

"They love me for speaking to them in their language; they connect with me because I remind them of their roots. So as a rule, I've decided to be myself," he said.

The actor also has no qualms in admitting that Hindi as a language is something he is more comfortable conversing in.

"After all, we're Hindi film stars. We earn our bread and butter from Bollywood. I'm uncomfortable talking in English. I've always been ...I've realised my fans love the dialogues I say on screen. And those are in Hindi.

"Why speak in a language your are not comfortable in? After all success is about being comfortable in your own skin and I'm finally doing that," said Akshay, who will be seen next in Desi Boyz alongside John Abraham.

Also starring Chitrangda Singh and Deepika Padukone, Desi Boyz, directed by debutante Rohit Dhawan, releases on November 25.