Akshay Kumar to play a perfect host at the Indo-Canadian summit

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2010, 20:49 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

New Delhi: Canada is almost like a second home for Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar. So, when the world leaders from different nations including the Prime Minsiter of India Mr Manmohan Singh meet at the political summit in Toronto, our Khiladi Kumar plans to play the perfect host. At the Presidential House in Toronto, Akshay will host a dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to which the chief celebrant will be the Indian Prime Minister.

This might sound a little strange but the dinner party takes place as per schedule. News has it that Akshay will be reaching Toronto, to bring the two Prime Ministers together. Akshay, who was on a vacation with his wife Tina and son Aarav in New York, did not want to miss the opportunity of playing a host between two great leaders of the world.

Akshay Kumar has a long association with Canada. He has extensively shot in that nation and runs a Cancer Ward in the Trillium Hospital of Toronto ever since he lost his father, Hari Om Bhatia, to cancer there. Recently, he was honoured by Canada by being made the torch bearer of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who on an earlier visit to India showed his appreciation for the actor’s involvement by accepting a dinner invitation extended by Akshay, is now reciprocating the gesture at his official residence. Akshay, naturally, is thrilled. “Canada has always been a home away from home for me,” he said, “and now to be on Canadian soil sharing the stage and this glorious moment with our revered Prime Minister and the Canadian Prime Minister is a dream come true. Truly a time when I feel proud to be an Indian.”

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