Played football in school, used to be goalkeeper: Akshay Kumar

IANS| Updated: Dec 21, 2013, 11:57 AM IST

Kolkata: Hailing the eastern metropolis as the "city of sports", Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar Friday revealed that he played soccer in school and was the goalkeeper.

The `Khiladi` star reminisced his three years spent in the city and fondly recalled his love for football.

"I used to be a goalkeeper in my school. I call myself, more than anything else, a sportsman," he said at a programme in East Bengal club.

"Kolkata is the city of sports and I love this city. Three years of my life I spent in this city and I learnt a lot," said Akshay, who along with actress Sonakshi Sinha, would participate in a cultural gala organised by the soccer giants at the Salt Lake Stadium.