He closed his eyes, covered his face and even hid behind grandmom, Dimple Kapadia, to avoid the shutterbugs. However, the clickeratti wouldn’t stop. After all, it was superstar Akshay Kumar’s seven-year-old son, Aarav Bhatia, who was at the centre of attraction.
Aarav was in Delhi, last week, to receive the ‘Extraordinary Contribution by a Child’ Award, presented for his contribution towards reducing global warming, at the Green Globe Foundation Awards. Inspired by a television programme, Greenathon, in 2009, Aarav had asked his superstar father to adopt a village without electricity and supply it with solar lanterns and other energy saving devices.
Once Akshay adopted the Bhuriba Wasky Dhani village, Aarav took charge. He checks everything personally before it is sent over. When asked whether it was his father’s or his idea to adopt the village, Aarav shyly said, “Both”. And the little champ’s shyness continued.
While on stage to receive his award, he kept turning to Dimple to hide his face. At one point, he even said ‘No!’, put a finger on his lips and turned away with an irritated expression. He was whisked away after the event. Akshay and wife and Twinkle were in Germany attending a hydro-therapy course and couldn’t attend the event.