Akshay Kumar and Kapil Sharma.
Kapil Sharma, who was in Canada for a babymoon with wife Ginni Chatrath, is back to India. After returning, he shot the first episode with Akshay Kumar and the team of Mission Mangal, which included Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari.
While on the show, Akshay called out his friend from the audience.
Akshay Kumar asked him to join him on stage and introduced him as Milind Deshpande. Akshay revealed that he spent his childhood with him. Milind also disclosed a secret of Akshay and said that one clear memory he has of the actor is that he used to beat him a lot. When Kapil asked Akshay if he was always violent, Akshay answered in affirmative and said that this is how he has become successful by beating them, reports India Today.
Akshay also told Kapil that Milind calls him Raju. Milind got emotional on stage and said that he is honoured to be his friend and it’s difficult to express his emotions.
The actor is currently promoting his next release "Mission Mangal", which is set to hit the theatres on the Independence Day. The film is based on real-life scientists, who contributed to India's first interplanetary expedition, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), launched by Indian Research Space Organisation (ISRO) in 2013.
Akshay said of late, the efforts of India's premiere space agency have started getting recognised by everyone and he believes a part of the credit should go to the current government. "I was reading an article in which it was written that earlier two to three per cent of the budget was given to space and science. Now it is 18 per cent. This government is going to focus on space science and all. So we see something like 'Chandrayan 2'.
"ISRO is there for 50 years but it has become very famous of late because we used to not talk about it earlier," he added.
Meanwhile, Kapil Sharma and Ginni are expecting their first child. The two tied the knot on December 12 last year in Jalandhar in a twin ceremony. After getting married in a Hindu Karaj ceremony, the Anand Karaj ceremony was organised at Ginni's hometown.