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Dhawan Karenge - Akshay Kumar recalls practising THIS sport in childhood; says 'despite facing...'

Akshay Kumar graced the first episode of Shikhar Dhawan's chat show - Dhawan Karenge. The actor recalled practising a sport in his childhood.

Dhawan Karenge - Akshay Kumar recalls practising THIS sport in childhood; says 'despite facing...'
Shikhar Dhawan and Akshay Kumar. (Courtesy - JioCinema)

Last Updated: 04.38 PM, May 20, 2024


Akshay Kumar, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, marked his presence on cricketer Shikhar Dhawan's chat show - Dhawan Karenge. The show started streaming on JioCinema on May 20. Shikhar's chat show will have several personalities from different walks of life as guests. However, Akshay was the first guest of Dhawan Karenge. On this show, the B-Town actor went down memory lane and recalled how his dad made him practice wrestling in his childhood.

Akshay Kumar on practising wrestling in his childhood

On Shikhar's show Dhawan Karenge, Akshay Kumar said he has always been a sports enthusiast. The actor further suggested people have at least one sport in their lives to keep themselves alive.


"My dad, a wrestler for Punjab and an army man, used to encourage me by calling the boys in my neighbourhood who were healthy or bigger than me and made me practice wrestling with them. He'd offer Cadbury chocolates to us as prizes. Despite facing older opponents, I enjoyed the challenge as dad always taught us new tricks," added Akshay.

Shikhar Dhawan on his equation with Akshay Kumar

Meanwhile, in an interview with Mid-Day, Shikhar revealed he and Akshay have known each other for five years now. The cricketer said they have love for one another and that affection would be reflected in his chat show, Dhawan Karenge. He added people would love seeing the new side of Akshay. The cricketer-turned-chat show host further mentioned he and Kumar discussed their journeys and shared their philosophies on Dhawan Karenge.

More about Dhawan Karenge

As far as Dhawan Karenge is concerned, it will also feature personalities like Harbhajan Singh, Rishabh Pant, Taapsee Pannu and Bhuvan Bam as guests. Apart from them, it is expected that Indian cricketer Virat Kohli might make an appearance on Shikhar's show. However, Dhawan is yet to get a time and date from Virat for the chat show.

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