Akshay Kumar may be visiting cities all over India promoting Housefull and his other releases but whenever he is in the city, he makes it a point to visit the gurudwara in Four Bungalows, Andheri at least twice a week.
Kya bhakti hai!
He has been going to this particular gurudwara for over a decade. On one such trip, he met a young boy who impressed him with his devotion.
Akshay says, "The gurudwara is beautiful and I get a lot of peace of mind and feel at ease whenever I go there. On one such visit, I saw this young sardar boy (called Vijay) at 4 am on a Sunday morning. His duties are from evening till morning." He was cleaning the gurudwara.
The actor continues, "I went up to him and asked him where he was from and he said that he came here from Lucknow. When I asked why was he working at that hour and he told me simply, 'Babaji ne bulaya si'. (God called me) He does what we call Seva - he cleans gurudwaras, and he is just 20 years old.
The actor says that meeting this small town lad was humbling, "Life is so simple for him and his devotion to God so absolute... even at the place of worship, there are always a few people who want to shake my hand and talk to me but this guy is oblivious to everything else. His hands and heart are so close to God! I hope to meet him sometime soon again..."
And Akshay had his wish granted when yesterday morning, he visited the gurudwara again (with Aarav this time) and met the sevak.