Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has revealed that he drinks cow urine every day for ayurvedic reasons. According to Hindustan Times, the actor, who is currently shooting in Scotland for his upcoming film BellBottom with Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta Bhupathi, joined British adventurer and host Bear Grylls for an Instagram Live, to talk about going on a jungle adventure with him.
When Huma asked Akshay how he convinced himself to drink elephant poop tea on the show, Akshay said, “I wasn’t worried. I was too excited to be worried. I have cow urine because of ayurvedic reasons every day, so that was okay.”
Akshay went on a wild adventure across Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka with popular British adventurer and host Grylls to shoot an episode of Into the Wild with Bear Grylls, which will premiere on Discovery+ on September 11.
Akshay also confessed that doing an episode with Grylls was a “highlight for him”.
In the Instagram Live session, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh dropped many comments – wishing Akshay a belated happy birthday, complimenting his moustache and also his hoodie.
Akshay revealed that the moustache is for his upcoming project, adding that his family is not a fan of his new look.
Back in April this year when the coronavirus pandemic was in its initial phases, fake news and WhatsApp forwards also suggested something similar – that cow urine can strengthen immunity and fend off the virus.
But a group of scientists on a warpath to fight the fake news infodemic, debunked all such claims.
Not just coronavirus. There have also been claims that cow urine, or gaumutra, can cure cancer. Well, to put it clearly and simply, it does not.
During the conversation, Grylls also shared that he did not know Akshay personally, and after meeting him, he realised that he was a “fun guy with no ego”. He also appreciated Akshay for his fitness, saying, “Out of all the guests we have had over the years, he is definitely Tier-1.”
Huma then asked if they plan on working again, to which Grylls said: “It will be great to do something else with him. Maybe another show.”