Akshay Kumar was given the name of Khiladi back in the 90’s, when he did one Khiladi film after the other. However, not many actors are able to justify the nicknames or screen names their fans bestow them with. Akshay Kumar is certainly NOT one of them. He has proven he’s a real-life Khiladi as well. What happened was that Akshay Kumar was shooting for his upcoming period drama, Kesari, in Wai, located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. After completing the shoot, he came to know through the conversations with the villagers about a village called Pimpode Budruk, located in Maharashtra as well, facing water crisis.
As soon as the actor came to know about the water scarcity in the village, he headed directly and helped the villagers there with water harvesting. A source said, “Besides donating 25 lakhs to the villagers to get them to begin work on water harvesting, Akshay traveled there yesterday to work with them. He helped them dig huge recharge pits to store water that could later be harvested.” The state of Maharashtra was hit by its worst drought ever in the year 2016, which resulted in various crop destruction and farmer suicides. But seeing someone as influential as Akshay Kumar extending a financial and physical aid to the villagers, we can safely assume not all Bollywood celebs are self-obsessed.
Work-wise, Akshay Kumar is currently shooting for Kesari, co-starring Parineeti Chopra, releasing on Holi 2019. Plus, he’ll be seen in Reema Kagti’s Gold this year, which is scheduled for an Independence Day release. But the one film we all are waiting for with bated breaths is 2.0, where he plays the antagonist opposite the thalaiva Rajinikanth.
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