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G20 goes glam

entertainment Updated: Jun 27, 2010 00:19 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar will add a hint of glamour to the G-20 Summit being held in Toronto, Canada. The actor will be the guest of honour at an event, where the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet Indian PM Manmohan Singh today.

The event is being held at the Presidential House, where Akshay will also host the proceedings on four issues that will be addressed, ‘Clean energy, India-Canada bilateral trade and economy strategy issues, and the way forward’.

Incidentally, the actor has been holidaying in Canada with his wife Twinkle and son Aarav since he went there to shoot for Anees Bazmee’s

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, and was more than glad to accept the Canadian PM’s invite. Early this year, Harper had asked Akshay to be the torchbearer for the 2010 winter Olympics. A source close to the actor says, “When Harper spoke to Akshay about his involvement in the Olympics, he immediately agreed, and they were very happy with his participation. So he was an obvious choice this time.”

While Akshay was unavailable for comment, the source adds, “Akshay is very happy and considers this invite very prestigious.”