Akshay Kumar plays 'bawarchi' in ad inspired by his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna, calls it playing his 'hero on screen'

    Akshay Kumar plays 'bawarchi' in ad inspired by his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna, calls it playing his 'hero on screen'

    Akshay Kumar shares an ad he did inspired by his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna's character in Bawarchi. 

    Akshay Kumar plays 'bawarchi' in ad inspired by his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna, calls it playing his 'hero on screen'

    A kshay Kumar shared one of his recent advertisements that he’s been a part of and called it special owing to the connection it shares with his late father-in-law Rajesh Khan na. Bollwyood’s first superstar whose film Bawarchi holds a cult status in Hindi cinema has inspired Akshay’s character in the ad where he can be seen playing a home cook.

    Sharing the video Akshay wrote in a tweet remembering Rajesh Khanna, “Very rarely do we get a chance in life to play our hero on screen! Is #ad ko karte huye mujhe wohi khushi mili. Fondly remembering my late father-in-law whose iconic character in Bawarchi inspired me to do this.”

    Akshay is married to the late superstar’s elder daughter Twinkle Khanna . The actor is seen playing bawarchi in the ad for a cooking oil brand where he comes home after buying groceries for the family and takes their special food orders, willing to serve all their demands with a smile.

    Rajesh Khanna had once expressed pride in Akshay’s journey in an interview in 2009 and said that he should do films that have a purpose. Well, Akshay seems to have taken his advice to heart and even if the late actor is not here to see it, Akshay turned his career around to bring enriching stories to the big screen without compromising on entertainment.

    The actor works round the year and delivers multiple hits which has made him one of the biggest stars in Bollywood today apart from being the industry’s bonafied action hero.

    In his long list of upcoming films are projects including Ram Setu , Bachchan Pandey, Raksha Bandhan , Prithviraj , OMG 2, Mission Cindrella, Gorkha, Selfie, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and the Amazon Prime Video web series The End.

    Updated: January 28, 2022 01:45 PM IST