Friday, July 10, 2009

It's not enough for me to speak Hindi English Akshay Kumar

It's not enough for me to speak Hindi, English...: Akshay Kumar
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Voice modulation and languages were earlier considered Akshay Kumar's weak points as an actor. But he is determined to change all that.

Akshay recently visited the Spanish-speaking countries Honduras and Puerto Rico and picked up a smattering of Spanish terms and phrases which he uses generously on his family, much to their amusement and annoyance.

"I like connecting with foreigners, understanding their language. It's not enough for me any more to speak Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi and English. I want to know foreign languages. The only way for me to grow as an actor is to broaden my horizon," Akshay, who is basking in the success of his just released "Kambakkht Ishq", told IANS.

More than the cuisine or the touristic sights, Akshay is fascinated by the language of the countries he visits. Often wife Twinkle would be seen shopping during the just-concluded vacation while Akshay would strike up a conversation with strangers.

So does Akshay intend to be as good with languages as he's with kissing? His "Kambhakkht Ishq" co-star Denise Richards has described him as a good kisser.

"Yeah, I heard about that. Hmmm...It's not as if I travelled to the moon or achieved something to be proud of. But anyway I'm happy. Good action hero, good comic actor, and now a good kisser. Maybe people will start calling me a good actor soon. I'm working on it," he said.

About matching paces with Sylvester Stallone in "Kambhakkht Ishq", Akshay joked: "It's only because I take Chyawanprash. But don't tell Stallone about it. I don't want him to start taking it also."

On a more serious note, he said: "When I was working as cook in Bangkok, I had three posters on my wall. Bruce Lee, Sridevi and Sylvester Stallone. The first of my idols I couldn't work with. But I've been lucky enough to work with Sridevi and Stallone."

Why Akshay Kumar wanted to party with Shah Rukh Khan?

Why Akshay wanted to party with Shah Rukh?
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) When Akshay Kumar decided to throw his first party in Bollywood to celebrate the opening collections of his "Kambakht Ishq", he made it a point to invite Shah Rukh Khan even though the superstar was far away in San Francisco.

"Yes, I did call Shah Rukh Khan to invite him. When Kareena and I suddenly decided on Sunday evening to have a party, we decided we'd invite the entire industry. This wasn't a party to celebrate our success alone. It was also a party to celebrate the success of 'New York' as much as my own film. So, apart from me and Kareena, the party's unofficial hosts were Katrina (Kaif), John (Abraham) and the entire 'New York' team," said Akshay.

Akshay has often accused members of the film industry of trying to sabotage his films but he still wanted everyone to come together for the success of two films following a slump.

"I want them to celebrate any success and not be happy when films fail. When 'New York' was released, SMS messages against the film were sent out. The same thing is happening with my film. Why be negative? Specially when I've always been happy for all my colleagues' successes?" Akshay asked.

"So yes, I personally called up Shah Rukh and all my colleagues for the party. But he's shooting in San Francisco...There will be plenty more occasions, I'm sure," the actor said.

The party hosted at the Marriott Hotel Monday night was Akshay's first ever.

"I completely shy away from parties. But this time I think we all needed to express solidarity and happiness over the end of the prolonged slump," he said.

The impromptu party was Kareena's idea. "We quickly drew up a list. She invited her friends. I invited mine. Then we began making the calls. Then there was Tina (wife Twinkle) who called her friends. That just about covered the whole industry," Akshay added.

And how was the party?

"No drinking for me. But a lot of dancing. It was a lot of fun," the star said.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Akshay Kumar Kareena Kapoor Amrita Arora Katrina Kaif Kambakht Ishq Successful Party

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna pose for a picture during a party to celebrate the weekend earnings of the movie "Kambakkht Ishq" in Mumbai .
Event: Kambakht Ishq Successful Party  
Celebrities: Akshay kumar, Salman Khan, Govinda, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, katrina kaif, Amrita Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Twinkle Khanna, Boman Irani, Vipul shah, shefali shah, Ritesh Deshmukh, Vindu Dara Singh and Shabbir Khan  
Venue: JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai
Date: 6th July, 2009


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