Akshay Kumar's 56th Birthday Celebration at Mahakaleshwar Temple with cricketer Shikhar Dhawan

Akshay Kumar visited the Mahakaleshwar temple on his birthday alongside Shikhar Dhawan, expressing his devotion and celebrating the special day. Find out more about their visit and the significance of the temple.

By Aishwarya

Akshay Kumar with Shikhar Dhawan at Mahakaleshwar temple

Akshay Kumar, the renowned Bollywood superstar, celebrated his 56th birthday on September 9th. As part of his birthday celebrations, he embarked on a spiritual journey to seek blessings at the Jyotirling temple of Baba Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Accompanied by his family and Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, Akshay Kumar performed the sacred bhasma aarti of Lord Mahakal early in the morning. This article delves into the details of Akshay Kumar's visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple and sheds light on his upcoming projects.

Akshay Kumar's Visit to Mahakaleshwar Temple

Akshay Kumar commenced his birthday morning by participating in the aarti at the revered Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. Joining him were his sister, niece, and son Aarav, along with Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his family. The entire entourage, including Akshay Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan's families, reached the temple directly from the Indore airport, demonstrating their devotion and reverence. After the bhasma aarti, they proceeded to Shri Mahakal Lok to continue their spiritual journey.

In a brief interaction with the media, Akshay Kumar expressed his aspirations for the country's growth and the continuity of Baba's blessings. Shikhar Dhawan, too, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to visit the temple and seek blessings. When queried about the upcoming World Cup, Akshay playfully remarked that such matters were trivial compared to the nation's progress. He emphasized the importance of seeking progress from Mahakal and wished for the continued advancement of the country.


Akshay Kumar's Film Name Change to Bharat

Amidst the ongoing online debate about changing India's name to Bharat, as proposed by the government during Parliament's special session, Akshay Kumar's upcoming film has also undergone a name change. The previously titled film, 'Mission Ranigan: The Great Indian Rescue,' has now been renamed 'Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue'. This alteration in the film's title aligns with the sentiment of preserving and promoting the Indian identity.

Akshay Kumar's Upcoming Projects

Akshay Kumar's fans have much to look forward to as the actor has several exciting films lined up in his pipeline. Let's take a closer look at some of his upcoming projects:

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

In the film 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,' Akshay Kumar will share the screen with Sonakshi Sinha and Tiger Shroff. The movie promises to deliver a thrilling and entertaining experience, combining action, comedy, and drama. Fans are eagerly awaiting this star-studded collaboration.

Soorarai Pottru Remake

Akshay Kumar is all set to star in the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster 'Soorarai Pottru.' The film will see him sharing the screen with Radhika Madan. 'Soorarai Pottru' received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling and inspiring narrative, and the Hindi version is expected to captivate audiences with its engaging storyline.

Hera Pheri 3

Fans of the iconic comedy series 'Hera Pheri' can rejoice, as Akshay Kumar is reuniting with Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal for 'Hera Pheri 3.' The previous installments of the franchise were a massive hit among audiences, and the upcoming film is expected to deliver the same level of laughter and entertainment.

Debut in Marathi Film Industry

Akshay Kumar is set to make his debut in the Marathi film industry with 'Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat.' This venture marks an important milestone in his career as he expands his acting horizons and explores new territories.


Akshay Kumar's visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple on his 56th birthday exemplifies his dedication to spiritual pursuits. Accompanied by his family and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, the actor sought blessings and expressed his wishes for the country's growth. Furthermore, his film's name change to 'Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue' reflects the ongoing discourse surrounding India's identity. With an exciting lineup of upcoming projects, including 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,' the 'Soorarai Pottru' remake, 'Hera Pheri 3,' and his Marathi film debut, Akshay Kumar continues to entertain and captivate audiences with his versatile performances.

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