Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar recently inaugurated the
43rd International Film Festival of India, where 100 years of
Indian cinema will be celebrated in coming 10 days. At the event,
Akshay Kumar revealed, when he was a kid his family used to skip
meals so that they can afford to buy tickets for the movie.
Akshay Kumar said at the 43rd International Film Festival, "This
international film festival is an occasion to remember what cinema
is all about. Let me start by telling what cinema means to me.
Cinema means to me emotion, excitement, suspense but most important
what it means to me is family time."
Akki further added, "When I was a kid every weekend me, my
sister, my mom and my dad, we would go without lunch every single
Saturday of every month so that at night my family could afford
four tickets and four samosas and four mango stick ice creams."
"Religiously to this date I treat my family on Saturdays but
fortunately I don't have to skip lunch... It is our biggest
connection in life. So I owe my entire life's happiness to Indian
cinema," Akshay said.