Akshaye Khanna is a Bollywood actor who has starred in movies like Humraz, Taal, Dil Chahta Hai, Border and many more. He was seen alongside Richa Chadha in the movie Section 375 which earned him a lot of praises. The actor had appeared on the second season of the popular chat show, Koffee with Karan and audience got to know some interesting facts about him.
On Koffee with Karan, it was revealed that Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna are very close friends which is not known to many. When he asked the duo how did their friendship happen, Akshay said from his side it was "respect” for Anil. Also, he reportedly said that working together on Gandhi My Father brought the two actors together which strengthened their friendship. Anil Kapoor mentioned that however, it started with the movie Taal for him.
Anil Kapoor was waiting on the sets of Taal for Akshaye Khanna but he was late. He kept waiting for a long time before Akshay entered “casually” and apologised for oversleeping. Anil was impressed with his honesty. Even Karan Johar found Akshaye Khanna’s honest nature impressive that instead of making up an excuse about being ill, the latter confessed the real reason.
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Anil Kapoor mentioned in the show that Akshaye Khanna is also very straightforward. In fact, the actor is almost scared about what will Akshay say next. Anil reportedly said that Akshay is not one of the double-faced people in Bollywood. He however added that Akshay's straightforwardness comes at a price and that he is straightforward to the point of being scary.
On Koffee with Karan season 2, Akshaye Khanna accepted his relationship with Tara Sharma. Tara had shot to fame with the 2003 release Saaya. She and Akshay were in a serious relationship too as the latter confessed on the show.
In the same episode, Anil Kapoor revealed that Akshay is indeed temperamental. Anil Kapoor added that only someone close to him would understand that Akshay does not mean to be so. Anil also suggested that Akshay should be a more “people’s person” and interact with everyone.
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