Actor Akshay Kumar is known to take the road less taken and prefers setting his own standards and doing things his way. He certainly sets an example, whether it’s public outings or his choice of films.
He recently turned 50 on September 9, and on Tuesday morning, the actor visited Golden Temple in Amritsar to seek blessings. Akshay Kumar is on one exciting role of movies.
He is currently shooting for his next film, Gold, in the city, and his previous flicks like Jolly LLB 2 and Naam Shabana have done well, and his latest release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha continues to garner a successful run at the box-office.
Ideally, when celebrities visit the Golden Temple, special arrangements are made with the temple authorities and the regular services are stalled temporarily to aid the celebrity and his team a smooth passage to seek blessings, without the fan frenzy or to avoid the mob.
It is learned that “Akshay didn’t opt for any such special treatment. He was of the opinion that to seek blessings, one must follow the correct path. So, he put on a mask and beanie cap and entered the temple just like others, with just one person from his team accompanying him. This meant risking getting identified and mobbed, but Akshay was willing to take that risk.”
Besides, Bollywood stars visiting Golden Temple ahead or after a film’s release is a regular feature but what made his visit rather special is that he didn’t get any VIP arrangements made for his visit and went inside the premises like a common man.
Usually, the Golden Temple is an overcrowded shrine where on a daily basis a huge number of devotees come from all parts of the country and even abroad, to seek blessings of Sikh Gurus.
It was also informed that “Akshay felt that it would not be a right thing to disturb the whole process and cause inconvenience to other worshippers, who take out time, stand in queues and wait for their turn to get inside the main temple. So, he also stood there and waited with other devotees.”
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Turns out not many people could place the actor in his disguise and only a handful of them spotted him.
A source said, “But they also just waved at him excitedly from a distance and didn’t create any noise. They all were more focused on their prayers.”