Friday, December 21, 2007

Chess Nuts

Akshaye Khanna and Katrina Kaif bonded big time over chess, on the sets of their film, Race. Akshaye, who is an avid chess player, taught Katrina how to play the game.

The actors on the sets of Race (Aksahye, Katrina, Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy) came upon a novel and intelligent way of passing time during breaks. They would often be spotted indulging in a good game of chess.

Says a source, "Akshaye Khanna and Katrina were very often seeing playing chess on the sets at Yashraj Studios. Sometimes, Saif and other co-stars would also join them. Katrina, however, was the most serious of the lot and under Akshaye's tutelage, she has picked up the game really fast."

Katrina says that she enjoyed exercising her mind. "Race has a huge star cast. We had to wait for long hours for our shots. Chess is the best way to kill time in between those shots. Playing chess exercises the mind brilliantly. It's a very healthy way of spending extra time," she says.

Although she's just started playing, Katrina says that she's learnt very quickly. She laughs, "I almost beat Akshaye at a game! I still have a long way to go. But I'm happy with my progress."

(Mumbai Mirror)


Anonymous said...

Playing Chess has made me really crazy these days. Recently, I read somewhere that Akshaye Khanna is fond of chess and that's the reason being his ardent fan, I bought the chess game to play with my boyfriend. I've not been able to beat him and I'm still yearning to win against him like Akshaye Khanna does. And, also like his Race co-star Katrina Kaif!

nikhiltaneja said...

thanks for your comment.. unfortunately, i don't have any pics with akshaye because I had taken his interview over the phone.. but I'll be interviewing him again for Race very soon.. I hope that one will be personal..

By the way, before every interview in my blog, I list a website about the person.. I have listed yours for Akshaye, I hope you don't mind. In fact, let me tell you this.. you have an incredible and very detailed blog on Akshaye and when I was researching for the interview with Akshaye that you read, your site gave the most useful information. So thanks for that! Good work :)

akshayefan said...

Thanks Nikhil!

Both for the interview, the link on your blog and your comment here.

I can't envy you enough if you get to interview Akshaye again!

Please don't forget to take some pictures and give him our love!

Anonymous said...

Nikhil I really enjoyed your Akshaye interview.

Looking forward to your next interview with him :)

Please send him our good wishes :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Nickil, U did a nice interview with Akshaye.

I'd be happy if u do more interview with Akshaye Khanna again for Race. Hope u take lots photos of his and please please ask him lots lots lots of questions. Different questions on all issues...

Please give him my love and hugs.

Best of Luck, Nikhil.

Anonymous said...

Wishing u all Merry X-Mas! Lots of love, joy, success, health, n happiness.

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