Akshay Kumar, one of the finest actor in Bollywood, who is all set to receive national award for his dramatic performance in movie Rustom, recently released a video in which he urged students not to take any kind of unnecessary mental stress in life be it academic or personal.
With India facing the issue of large number of suicide from students under the pressure of academics Akshay Kumar though that this video will motivate them and will send a strong message to the entire nation and its children.
Words from Akshay Kumar:
"I remember the day when my result was announced and I hadn't score too well. I won't lie -- I actually failed in that class. On my way back home, I kept thinking that I'd be thrashed. That day, my father asked me what I wanted to pursue in my life. I said mai khel kood karna chaahta hoon, khiladi ban na chaahta hoon. And he said fine, concentrate on that. We'll support you," Akshay said.
He further said that because of support from his family he started playing and that is when he gets drawn to martial arts and finally made his career in Bollywood.
"Had he not explained and asked me to identify my strengths, I couldn't have ever imagined winning this National Award," Akshay added.
Talking about the suicide cases in India he said "Tumhari jaan ek exam ki marksheet se sasti ho gayi hai?"
"No matter what stress you have in life, just imagine the condition of your parents when they'll find out about your suicide. Shayad aap soch bhi nahi sakte unhe kaise feel hoga," he said.
Akshay's advice to the parents
Akshay kumar advice parents to interact more with their children and not shy away from their mental conditions. It is important to discuss with them about their day-to-day happenings.
"It's important to share problems and not let them pile up in one's mind and heart," he concludes.