|Mumbai, June 29 :
Actor Akshay Kumar
karate student Prateek Chakravorty
has turned director with "From Sydney
With Love" and the star reveals that the new director calls him
"He calls me Akshay uncle
. Backstage he asked me if he
should call me Akshay uncle
or not? I love what comes from the heart,"
the 44-year-old said here at the music launch of the film.
is unfortunate that he (Prateek) did not take me in his first film. I
have told Prateek a lot of times that please make a film with me, but he
refused. But he has promised me that he will cast me in his second
film," added Akshay.
" From Sydney With Love
" stars Prateek
himself along with Bidita Bag, Sharad Malhotra, Evelyn Sharma and Karan
Sagoo and it hits theatres July 27.
Talking about Prateek,
Akshay further said: "Will you believe me if I say I used to teach him
karate? He was a good student but then he stopped it.
wanted to be a director, an actor and I am proud that he has become an
actor, he has directed his first film and he has taken forward his
grandfather Pramod Films' name ahead," said Akshay. © IANS