While performing for a mega Eid show (called Jashan-e-Eid) on Colors, Akshay Kumar got emotional and ended up joining the famous Pakistani Sufi duo — Sabri Brothers — in singing the famous qawwali ‘Chadhta Suraj’.
When he joined the singers on stage — an impromptu move, we’re told — he decided to dedicate a song to an old college friend, whom he lost years ago.
He said, “This song is dedicated to a close friend who passed away at a very young age. We used to hum it together in college and I miss him whenever I hear it. The song is very close to my heart.” Akshay also hummed a few lines of ‘Duma Dum Mast Kalandar’ and spoke to the singers about their work.
Akshay additionally performed with Sonakshi Sinha to the songs of the forthcoming ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara.’
Jashan-e-Eid will be telecast on Colors on August 11 and features Akshay, Sonakshi and Imran.