'I'm proud of my roots'

'I'm proud of my roots'

DESI BOY

'I'm proud of my roots'

“I’m proud to be desi. I’m a desi boy from Delhi and I’m very proud of who I am. I am proud of my roots. My fans love me for speaking to them in their language; they connect with me because I remind them of their roots. So as a rule, I’ve decided to be myself,” he said.

The actor also has no qualms in admitting that Hindi, as a language, is something he is more comfortable conversing in.

“After all, we’re Hindi film stars. We earn our bread and butter from Bollywood. I’m uncomfortable talking in English. I’ve always been.

I’ve realised my fans love the dialogues I say on screen. And those are in Hindi. Why speak in a language your are not comfortable in? After all success is about being comfortable in your own skin and I’m finally doing that,” said Akshay.

Also starring Chitrangada Singh and Deepika Padukone, Desi Boyz, directed by debutante Rohit Dhawan, releases on November 25.