Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Akshay to be bearer of Olympic Torch

The original Bollywood action hero, Akshay Kumar has been nominated as India's ambassador to the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had introduced Akshay as the sole torch-bearer from India for the Olympics at an event in Mumbai. Here's more...

Accepting the torch, Akshay - who will run with the Olympic Torch in Toronto Dec 17 - said that his heart is close to Canada, which he has visited several times.

'I am happy to be chosen as one of the 14 international bearers of the Olympic Torch,' Akshay said at the brief event held in Hotel Trident-Oberoi.

Akshay, who had donned the official uniform of the Olympic Torch relay, held up the torch model as scores of schoolchildren assembled there clapped and cheered.

Akshay Kumar is the only actor in the list of prominent torch-bearers from across the world. Akshay is known to have a huge NRI fan following. Called as the 'FUNjabi' boy, he is also an adventure freak.

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