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 exams."
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 Gyaan?
Akshay Kumar further added that the reason why he decided to share this life event is because of the alarming suicide cases.
He says he cannot bear with the increase in suicidal tendencies amongst the youngsters due to studies, relationships or whatsoever reasons.
Don't Lecture Kids About Being Positive
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 being positive'.
Check out the video here...
Well Akki, you are our 'khiladi' in real life too!