Akshay Kumar turned 51 on September 9 and celebrated his birthday with close friends and family in Mumbai and while we are sure that he received several presents, in an interview with a leading website, the actor revealed his “biggest gift” which he received this year. So what do you think is Akshay’s best birthday present? Or rather, who gifted it to him? Well, the answer is certainly not what you expect and to know about it, you must read on.
Last week, Akshay’s dream project Bharat Ke Veer was made tax-free and during his interview, he revealed that his birthday couldn’t get any better with this announcement. “Bharat Ke Veer going tax-free is my biggest birthday gift. Thanks to the government, the Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, for doing this in such a quick way. The app is doing so well with civilians contributing for the families of martyrs (soldiers),” Akshay told the website.
Bharat Ke Veer, an initiative in the form of an online portal, was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Akshay on April 9, 2017. It aims to facilitate online donations directly to the families of paramilitary troopers who have sacrificed their lives for the country in the line of duty.
Since Bharat Ke Veer has now been exempted from taxes, Akshay added: “Yes, because it’s tax-free, obviously more people will come forward. My dream is now to even get people and families whose son or father or brother have lost their limbs, on Bharat Ke Veer... Woh bhi haqdaar hain (They, too, are deserving). You can expand only when the money flow is more from the civilians’ side.”
In his career spanning over two decades, Akshay has garnered a massive fan following with not just his extraordinary choice of films but he is also considered as a people’s man for championing societal issues including women’s empowerment as well as the distraught condition of farmers in the country apart from acknowledging the selflessness of the army.
Workwise, Akshay, last seen in Gold will star next in Rajinikanth’s 2.0, Kesari and Housefull 4.