Akshay participated in the challenge in Cape Town where he was shooting for a reality show. During the shoot, eleven contestants poured ice water on Akshay. The actor also emphasized that the temperature there was 8 degrees Celsius.

Akshay Kumar was nominated by Riteish Deshmukh for the challenge.

“I accepted Sania Mirza's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to spread the awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). I further nominate my friends Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Siddharth Malhotra, Pulkit Samrat and Ashish Chowdhry. Gotta do it within 24hrs -time starts now,” said Riteish in his tweet.

Akshay further nominated Salman Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Johnny Lever, Ashwini Yardi for the challenge.
The ice bucket challenge has gone viral throughout social media and has drawn a growing number of celebrities worldwide, including Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, Shakira among others.

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