Siddharth Malhotra: Akshay doing great job by training women in martial arts

Actor Siddharth Malhotra says Akshay Kumar, his co-star in Bollywood movie 'Brothers', is doing a commendable job by training women in self defence.

Akshay Kumar and Siddharth Malhotra
Akshay Kumar and Siddharth Malhotra

Akshay has launched a martial arts school to impart self-defence training to women in suburban Mumbai.

"It is highly-commendable with what he (Akshay Kumar) is giving back to society, especially to the women. He is a great martial (art) artist and he has taught them that... Girls will kick the guys who mess with

them. We will go on graduation day to give certificates and I am excited about it," Siddharth told reporters last night at a promotional event of "Brothers".

Akshay said Siddharth will join him while handing over the certificates to women.

"In few days, I will be giving certificate to 600 women as I have finished training them. Altogether we have finished training 4,000 women. I know it is a small number, but it is a good initiative as they have gained confidence apart from defending them," Akshay said.

The actor said he was teaching the women only basics and not the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) which takes time.

"It is not about teaching them MMA but only the basics. Training them in MMA will take a lot of time and these are women who are working and they don't have enough time."

While launching a game based on the movie, Siddharth said, "It is very exciting that they have come up with a game like this. I saw how the characters look in the game and they have taken efforts to make it authentic to the film. I have played some portions of the game and I enjoyed it."

The actor said whenever he gets time he prefers playing outdoor games but he loved seeing himself in game avatar.

"It is a fun boy kind of a moment (sic). Playing game on desktop and then on play station and then having a game with your name is exciting," he added.

'Brothers' is an upcoming action-drama, based on Mixed Martial arts (MMA) directed by Karan Malhotra.

The film, an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film "Warrior", stars Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in leading roles.

It is slated for release on August 14.

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