"This was my way of paying a special tribute to them."
Akshay Kumar on February 22, 2023, broke a Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in three minutes at a meet and greet with fans during his upcoming film promotion in Mumbai.
The Khiladi actor clicked 184 selfies in 3 minutes.
The Bollywood actor is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, Selfiee.
The trailer and the songs have received an overwhelming response and the audience is eagerly waiting to see the Raj Mehta directorial on the big screen.
With this, Akshay Kumar has broken the previously held world record of 168 self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in three minutes by James Smith from the United States.
In 2015, Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson held this record with 105 self-portrait photographs (selfies) in three minutes at the premiere of San Andreas in London.
Expressing excitement over breaking this record, Akshay Kumar said that he is ecstatic.
He said: “I am ecstatic at breaking this unique World Record and sharing this moment with my fans!
“Everything that I have achieved so far and where I am at this moment of my life is due to the unconditional love and support of my fans everywhere.
“This was my way of paying a special tribute to them, of acknowledging how they have stood by me and my work in my entire career.”
Meanwhile, Selfiee also stars Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha in key roles.
The film is set to release on February 24, 2023, in theatres nationwide.
On the work front, Akshay Kumar has OMG 2 with Emraan Hashmi, Yami Gautam and Pankaj Tripathi.
The Bollywood actor also has Hera Pheri 3, and the Marathi film, Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, earlier there were reports that the iconic cast of Hera Pheri 3, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal, have started shooting for the comic caper.
However, a source close to the unit said that they are shooting for an announcement promo of the highly-anticipated film.
The source said: “The stars are back and they shot for an announcement promo for Hera Pheri 3.
“It confirms the fact that the original trio of Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal are back.”
“The promo will also put to rest all speculations about other actors being cast in the film.
“The film’s script is underway and the shoot for the film will begin much later.”