Akshay Kumar turns Bawarchi in new video, pays tribute to Rajesh Khanna. Watch

Akshay Kumar turned chef in a new advertisement for a cooking oil brand. He called it a tribute to his his late father-in-law, Rajesh Khanna,, who played a chef in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s critically-acclaimed hit Bawarchi.

“Very rarely do we get a chance in life to play our hero on screen! Is #ad ko karte huye mujhe wohi khushi mili. Fondly remembering my late father-in-law whose iconic character in Bawarchi inspired me to do this. @FortuneFoods,” Akshay wrote on Twitter. He is married to Rajesh’s daughter Twinkle Khanna.

In the video, Akshay can be seen getting back home with a pack of groceries when members of the family who employed him make different requests to him about what to prepare – pakodas, matar paneer, mooli ke parathe and jalebi. He guarantees that he has their health as a main priority too, and says that he will cook in soybean oil filled with nutrients.