Akshay Kumar participated in the Olympic Torch Relay yesterday in Toronto. But gearing up for it was far from easy. "I kept telling myself one thing over and over again: ‘No matter what happens, Akshay, don’t drop that torch. Naak kat jayegi.’ It’d be so embarrassing. I’d never be allowed to come back to Canada," Akshay had said before leaving for Toronto.
Akshay was busy shooting for Priyadarshan’s Khatta Meetha and had to take permission from him to attend the gala event. “I had to ask my director for a few days off from his tight schedule of Khatta Meetha. He kindly agreed,” Akshay added.
But the actor has one regret before he left that his son Aarav couldn’t accompany him. “It was just for a day. And I somehow managed to squeeze it into my schedule. For Aarav, it’d be too tiring. If I was going for at least five-six days, I’d have taken my wife (Twinkle Khanna) and son.”
The torch for the 2010 Winter Olympics will be in Toronto from Dec 17 to 19. The 2010 Winter Games will be held in Vancouver from February 12 to 28.