Mumbai: The discotheque Enigma at JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai was literally set ablaze when the ever-energetic ‘Desi Boyz’, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, sprinted inside for the extraordinary promotional event for their upcoming film.
The superstars landed extravagantly, flung their coats to the audience and began dancing to the film’s popular number ‘English Thumkein’ with such infectious vitality that the assembled media and guests cheered and danced along themselves.
The star-studded night was highlighted by the live, fire-breathing stunt executed by Khiladi Kumar and fellow macho man John Abraham, leaving the audiences awe-struck. The temperatures started soaring even higher when the sensuous Chitrangada Singh and the radiant Deepika Padukone made their entry. Debutant directorRohit Dhawan was also present at the event.
The actors, in their upbeat mood, proceeded to the bar where Akshay and John stunned everyone further by juggling glasses like seasoned bartenders, although they mixed no fancy cocktails but good old desi badaam-pista flavoured milkshakes!
Akshay Kumar, when asked what makes him a ‘true desi’ said: “A lot of things. I eat only and only desi food, I am married to a desi girl, I try talking in Hindi as much as I can, I follow Yoga which is a desi practice and I even have Ayurvedic medicines”
And who’s the most desi actress he’s worked with? “I think Sonakshi Sinha has a lot of Indianness in her appearance,” the superstar said.
Akshay, who flaunts his rugged Punjabi munda background, also keeps some desi compliments up his sleeve for his wife, like, “Oye, aaj tu ek dum jalebi laag rahi hai (You look like a jalebi today),” he chuckled, adding that one should be proud of the traits that come from where one has been raised.
“Whether in London, USA or Australia, what is important is staying true to your roots. That, I believe, is also the essence of ‘Desi Boyz’.”