Akshay Kumar takes Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Salman Khan

Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Updated: Aug 22 2014, 15:19pm hrs
Akshay KumarALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Temperature was just 8 degree Celsius and Akshay Kumar was out in open. (Bollywood Hungama)
Fresh from the success of 'Entertainment' and barely hours after Riteish Deshmukh invited him for now-famous-and-in-vogue ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Akshay Kumar obliged, even though he is many 'samundar paar' in Cape Town shooting for a TV show. What he further did was unthinkable as he didn't get drenched by just a bucket of ice cool water. Instead, he invited 11 youngsters around him who poured a bucket each on him.

Considering the fact that the temperature was just 8 degree Celsius and Akshay Kumar was out in open, the challenge turned out to be all the more tough to accomplish. The sport that he is, Akshay took it all with a smile for a good cause, though one could sense that the cold water managed to have its deadly effect on the man who has prided on being 'khatron ka khiladi'.

Akshay Kumar made sure that he wasn't alone before he took the plunge. He made it a point to nominate Salman Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Ashvini Yardi and Johny Lever to participate in the challenge as well.

After uploading the video of him taking the challenge, he also posted on social media - "I accepted my friend Riteish Deshmukh's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and did it within 24 hrs but unfortunately being in a different country & owing to bad connectivity I couldn't upload the video on time. So I'm donating to the ALS Association, you could too on www.als.org. Now I nominate my wife Twinkle Khanna, my business partner Ashvini Yardi and my friends Salman Khan and Johnny Lever to participate and raise awareness for ALS. And you've got to do it within 24 hours, your time starts now."

While one waits to see when does each of the nominated participant join the show, one thing is for sure that the campaign is spreading its wings in a major way, and that too across the globe with many a celebrity doing their bit.