Akshay Kumar was in for a sweet surprise when a young fan confessed her love for him during a session of HT City Stars In the City. “I have been in love with you since I was a child. It’s like I have dated so many guys trying to see if someone matches up to you,” said the 20-something girl, adding, “In fact, when you got married to Twinkle (Khanna), I decided to become an actress and make you divorce her. I love you Akshay.” And the 47-year-old actor played a sport, and replied, “I love you too my darling. It takes a lot of courage for someone to confess their feelings in public. Thank you for the love.”
Jacqueline Fernandez who was accompanying Akki, and actor Sidharth Malhotra, spoke about how there is this misconception that Akshay is a prankster. “It is weird because when anyone meets me, they’re like, “‘Ohhh you know, Akshay is such a prankster’, and I am like, ‘No, what are you talking about? He didn’t play any pranks on me’. He is not a prankster, he is a funny guy,” said Jackky.
In a ­conversation with Sonal Kalra, National Editor — Entertainment and Lifestyle, Hindustan Times, the actors talked about pick-up lines, ­martial arts, and also cut a cake for Jackky who turned a year older on August 11.
What is the worst pick-up line a girl has ever used on you?
Sidharth: I think boys use them more than girls. I haven’t been lucky enough for girls to use pick-up lines on me. In Delhi, girls like being wooed by boys rather than wooing boys. So, I think the worst is when you’re ­trying to hit on a girl and being really nice, and she ends up calling you ‘bhai’. In college, it ­happened to me a lot of times.
Akshay, we all know that you have already set up a martial arts training school in Mumbai, Any such plans for Delhi?
Akshay: When you set up a training school, you need to be there yourself. Since I am living in Mumbai, it won’t be convenient for me to open it in Delhi. Also, one needs space for starting such an institute, which I don’t have here. Even in Mumbai, I’ve been supported by someone in starting the martial arts school. Having said that, I would love to open a school in the Capital in the future if I get a chance.
Jacqueline, it takes a lot of ­courage for a glamorous, ­beautiful girl like you to go in for a no make-up look in the entire film. What made you do this?
I was actually not aware that Karan Malhotra (the director of the film) will be that strict with me about the makeup. I thought I would look pretty and glamorous in the film. It’s definitely not something I’m used to on-screen, but I have to say that it was one the most liberating ­experiences I’ve ever had in my career. I am so proud of the character that we have created (she plays Akshay’s wife in the film).
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