After entertaining us for years with his impressive act, Akshay
Kumar finally bagged a National Award this year. Unfortunately
things went awry when people learnt that he was awarded for his
performance for Rustom.
Akki became a target for social media trolls so much so that the
actor even offered to return back the award if people thought he
wasn't deserving enough. Neverthless Akshay will and is the
National Award winner for 2017.
While he will be felicitated with the award today by the Prime
Minister, the superstar narrated an anecdote from his school days
in a video urging people to stop giving up their dreams.
Here's what he had to say...
When Akshay Thought He Would
Receiving Beating For Flunking In Exams
Recalling how he failed in his school exams, Akshay said, "I
thought I am going to get beaten up for fairing so bad in
Here's How Akshay's Father
Reacted To This News Of His Failure
But that day, my father made me sit in front of me and asked me
just one question - "What do you want to do in life?"
"I am very interested in sports and want to be the Khiladi one
day." To which my father said, "Fine then but simultaneously also
finish your studies."
The Khiladi Has An Inspiring
Message For All
"After that day, you won't believe I continued studying but
meanwhile also took up martial arts, sports, modelling. My father
supported me in all that I did.
If that day my parents wouldn't have helped me recognise my
strengths, then I would have never even come close to being
honoured with a National Award."
What Made Akshay Share This
Akshay Kumar further added that the reason why he decided to
share this life event is because of the alarming suicide
He says he cannot bear with the increase in suicidal tendencies
amongst the youngsters due to studies, relationships or whatsoever
Don't Lecture Kids About Being
Akshay says that the only solution to deal with one's mental
stress and depression is by talking about it either to friends,
family, doctors or counsellors. He feels it's high time parents sit
and talk it out with their kids instead of ‘lecturing them about