Akshay’s desi speech at Oxford University
Mumbai: Bollywood’s favourite khiladi Akshay Kumar was caught off-hand while shooting for ‘Desi Boyz’ at the prestigious Oxford University, London. The actor delivered an inspiring speech to students when he was spotted by few Indian girls who were completely dumbfounded by his presence in the campus.
Debutant director of ‘Desi Boys’, Rohit Dhawan, who is David Dhawan’s son confirmed, “Yes, it happened when we were shooting a song on the Oxford campus.” Apparently, the students on noticing Akki requested if the actor could deliver a speech to a group of South East Asian students.
“I checked with Akshay and he was cool with it,” Rohit said, adding that the students weren’t just Indians, but Pakistanis and Bangladeshis too.
“In his speech, Akshay insisted that they should be proud of being ‘desi’. He further added that the students shouldn’t feel that being an Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi is ‘uncool’ in a foreign country. He very intelligently merged the theme of his speech with that of the film,” said Rohit.
Akshay delivered his speech in Hinglish. “It was nice and, at the same time, very inspiring. And for ‘desi’ students, it was a big thing because Akshay is a major star and everyone just couldn’t believe that he was speaking amidst them,” Rohit added.
‘Desi Boyz’ sees Akshay playing a student of Trinity College, Oxford. The film also features John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh.