New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- Actor Akshay Oberoi of Pizza (2014) fame is on a mission these days. The 29-year-old actor, who completed his entire education in the US, is learning the Haryanvi dialect for one of his next projects, and says he's loving it thoroughly.
While Akshay will be seen wooing actor Deepika Padukone in her upcoming release and playing a rather swish character in Abhishek Kapoor's next, a source close to him says that he will be seen in a totally new look in his other project that's currently being shot in Gurgaon.
"In this film, Akshay plays a local Haryanvi boy living in Gurgaon. His character has a very rustic look and feel, so he's been asked to learn the local language by director Shanker Raman. Akshay has been training to learn Haryanvi and perfect the diction from a local Haryanvi tutor," says the source, adding that Akshay is often heard speaking in Haryanvi while talking to his friends and family, to perfect the language.
When contacted, Akshay confirmed the news, saying, "Since I play a Haryanvi boy, speaking the local language was necessary for my character. I have been taking language training to understand and speak the language better. I'm also watching a lot of Haryanvi movies to get the accent and nuances correct." Apart from these projects, Akshay will also be seen in an Indo- Brit film this year.