Akshay Kumar: Shameful that women have to learn karate due to the presence of certain elements in society

Akshay Kumar, along with Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandes, was seen handing out certificates to young women at the graduation day of a self-defence academy in Mumbai on Monday (August 17).

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: August 17, 2015 4:33:57 pm
Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, brothers film The superstar along with Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandes was seen handing out certificates to young women at the graduation day of a self-defence academy in Mumbai on Monday (August 17).

Akshay Kumar’s love for karate is extremely well-known. The actor, who made martial arts his calling card in Bollywood in his heydays, today is actively seen encouraging women to take up self-defence.

The superstar along with Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandes was seen handing out certificates to young women at the graduation day of a self-defence academy in Mumbai on Monday (August 17).

Read – Akshay, Sidharth’s ‘Brothers’ earns Rs 52.08 cr in three days; second highest weekend grosser of the year

Talking about the need for women to learn martial arts, Akshay Kumar said: “It’s shameful that we have reached a situation where it has become imperative for every women of this country to learn self-defence due to the presence of certain elements in our society. I am happy to see so many young women actively learning karate. It will not just protect them but also boost their morale and self-confidence.”

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The actor, who was sporting a grey beard, later was seen displaying his high-air kicks much to the delight of all present.

His recent release ‘Brothers’ is doing great business at the box office and has managed to collect more than Rs 50 crore in India in just three days of release.

Watch the ‘Brotherhood’ between the ‘Brothers’ here:

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