A postman brings home a letter.His mother receives it.It's a letter from Berlin Film Festival,they want her son to attend the event.
Akash who lives in Housing Board colony in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat got this unexpected letter which was actually an invitation from BFF asking him to attend the fest because the very first film of his career has been nominated.
After graduation from Gujarat College in Theatre arts in 2008 Akash got his first break as a lead actor in Prashant Bhargava and Jaideep Punjabi's "PATANG"(The Kite),which was shot entirely in Ahmedabad in 2008.The film captures the famous kites festival of Gujarat.
The story revolves around these five people who love kites and take flight to elude the obstacles of everyday life.The film captures their hopes and struggles during the jubilant atmosphere of Ahmedabad's two-day kite festival while exploring the intimate dynamics of family, love and friendship.
In an interview with The Times Of India Akash remembered his first kissing scene in the film."I was made to chew a lot of gum that day.The director wanted it to be a surprise for me as a kiss scene would have scandalised me.My co-actress Suganda Garg was told to cover my eyes before she planted one peck.I stood stunned and was thinking what my parents would say if they saw this.I had to be counseled,"he said.
He loved Uttrayan and bunked off classes at Delhi's National School of Drama to fly kites back home at the Gujarat housing board flat in Bapunagar. "It is this love for kites that clinched me the lead role according to my seniors in the film," says Akash.