Akshay Kumar auctions breakfast date for charity

Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 14:34 PM IST

New Delhi: Bollywood`s original `Khiladi` Akshay Kumar is willing to pour you some morning tea, all for the sake of charity. The superstar is auctioning a breakfast date with himself to raise money for the cause of children with special needs.

The 44-year-old actor decided to do the good deed to mark the `Joy of Giving` week. Bollywood is celebrating it in a big way and `Dabangg` superstar Salman Khan had recently auctioned a gym session for the same.

Akshay has collaborated with online marketplace eBay for the auction and all proceeds will go to the Research Society, a charitable organization working with children and individuals with special needs.

"I want everyone out there who would love breakfast with me to bid on this charity auction. All you have to do is
bid and you could be breaking bread with me at the Marriott one Sunday morning," said Akshay, who is father to 8-year-old son Aarav with wife Twinkle Khanna.

The auction started on September 22, 2010 and will end on Sept 29, 2010. The bidding started at Rs 1001. The breakfast date with Akshay Kumar will also allow the winning bidder to bring along three more guests for the starry meal.

The actor who is a self-confessed foodie is meanwhile busy promoting his mega budget project `Action Replayy` where he is paired opposite Aishwarya Rai, by going retro in real life.

The actor is making public appearances in retro fashions to promote the film.

PTI