Akshay Kumar said at the 43rd International Film Festival, "This international film festival is an occasion to remember what cinema is all about. Let me start by telling what cinema means to me. Cinema means to me emotion, excitement, suspense but most important what it means to me is family time."
Akki further added, "When I was a kid every weekend me, my sister, my mom and my dad, we would go without lunch every single Saturday of every month so that at night my family could afford four tickets and four samosas and four mango stick ice creams."
"Religiously to this date I treat my family on Saturdays but fortunately I don't have to skip lunch... It is our biggest connection in life. So I owe my entire life's happiness to Indian cinema," Akshay said.