‘Koffee with Karan 7’: Akshay Kumar REACTS to the Canadian Kumar tag; reveals he’s ready to share the title of ‘Khiladi’ with THIS Gen Z actor – Times of India

Akshay Kumar and Samantha Prabhu recently appeared on the third episode of Karan Johar’s talk show ‘Koffee With Karan 7’. During the candid conversation, KJo asked the actor if he was trolled on social media. Akshay then recalled the time when he was heavily trolled after he applied for citizenship of Canada and didn’t cast his vote in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Akshay said, “At the most, they write about Canada. Which I don’t care.” Johar was quick to point out that the trolls call the actor Canada Kumar, “The trolls call you Canada Kumar.” To that, Akshay replied, “Yeah Canada Kumar. Okay, call me that.”

Karan also asked Akshay if he faces backlash for sharing screen space with younger actresses in his movies. Akshay said, “They are jealous.” The actor went on to add, “Why shouldn’t I? I can work with them. Lagta hun kya 55 ka (Do I look 55)?”

Also, during the show, Akshay also stated that he would like to share the title of ‘Khiladi’ with Tiger Shroff from Gen Z actors.

Karan Johar asked Akshay, “if you had to share the Khiladi title with a Gen Z actor, who would it be?” The OG Khiladi of Bollywood quickly answered, “Tiger Shroff”.

Meanwhile, on the work front, the actor will next feature in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ co-starring Bhumi Pednekar. The film has been slated to hit the theatres on August 11, 2022.

Apart from ‘Raksha Bandhan’, Akshay also has ‘Gorkha’, ‘Capsule Gill’, ‘Ram Setu’, ‘Selfiee’ and more lined up for release.


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