Akshay Kumar To Carry Olympic Torch In Toronto
Akshay Kumar will participate in the Olympic Torch Relay in Toronto on Thursday. The actor who is excited about holding the torch says, “I just keep 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 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. Now I'm very excited to be part of something as prestigious as the Olympics. I just feel the whole experience will be truly inspiring. I think this is one of the biggest happenings in my life," he said.
Akshay had to work round the clock to beat the deadline for his departure. Akshay said, “Only when I go home in the night do I allow myself the luxury of feeling tired. On 17th I run with the torch. Then I return to Canada again to see some of the Olympics sports. I wouldn't miss it for the world."
The actor has only one regret that his son Aarav couldn't accompany him. Akshay said,"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 shall be held at Vancouver from Feb 12-28.