In India, Akshay met Jayesh Seth, a photographer and got himself clicked while doing a stunt. The picture turned out well. Akshay decided to try his luck in modelling. He had long hair, a moustache and looked nowhere close to the tall, dark and handsome man that he is today. Yet, he got a few modelling projects through some good pictures.
He made more money from that project in 2-days than his month’s salary. But right before the shoot of an important advertisement, Akshay missed the flight and was told he will never become big in the industry. Heartbroken, Akshay finally decided to try his luck in Bollywood.