'I want to learn foreign languages'

'I want to learn foreign languages'

'I want to learn foreign languages'

But he is determined to change all of that. Akshay recently visited the Spanish-speaking countries, Honduras and Puerto Rico and picked up a smattering of Spanish terms and phrases which he uses generously on his family, much to their amusement and annoyance.

“I like connecting with foreigners and understanding their language. It’s not enough for me to speak Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi and English any more. I want to know foreign languages. The only way for me to grow as an actor is to broaden my horizon,” says Akshay, who is currently basking in the success of his last release Kambakkht Ishq. More than the cuisine or the sights, Akshay is fascinated by the language of the countries he visits.

Often wife Twinkle would be seen shopping during the just-concluded vacation while Akshay would strike up a conversation with strangers. So does Akshay intend to be as good with languages as he is with kissing? His Kambakkht Ishq co-star Denise Richards has described him as a good kisser. “Yes, I heard about that. It’s not like I travelled to the moon and achieved something to be proud of. But I’m happy anyway. Good action hero, good comic actor, and now a good kisser. Maybe people will start calling me a good actor soon. I’m working on it,” he adds.

About matching paces with Sylvester Stallone in Kambakkht Ishq, Akshay jokes, “It’s only because I take chyawanprash. But don’t tell Stallone about it. I don’t want him to start taking that also.” On a more serious note, he says, “When I was working as a cook in Bangkok, I had three posters on my wall. Bruce Lee, Sridevi and Sylvester Stallone. The first of my idols I couldn’t work with. But I’ve been lucky enough to work with Sridevi and Stallone.”

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