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Akshay Kumar In Legal Trouble For Allegedly Hurting Sentiments Of ‘Marathi Manush’

A Police Complaint Was Filed Against Him For Allegedly Defaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj In A Detergent Advertisement.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 08 Jan 2020, 10:56:22 AM
 Akshay Kumar In Legal Trouble For Allegedly Hurting Sentiments of ‘Marathi Manush’

Akshay Kumar In Legal Trouble For Allegedly Hurting Sentiments of ‘Marathi Manush’ (Photo Credit: YouTube)

New Delhi:

Akshay Kumar has landed in a controversy yet again. A  police complaint was filed against him for allegedly defaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a detergent advertisement.

The actor had featured in a washing powder advertisement, where he plays the role of a king. According to the complainant the Khiladi Kumar had defamed the Maratha king and his army by showing them as washing clothes in the ad. 

A police complaint has been filed against Akshay Kumar at the Worli police station in Mumbai on Monday. The complainant- named Suryakant Jaggannath Jadhav- in the complaint stated the people of Maharashtra were deeply hurt with the advertisement and urged the police to take action against the company and the actor for 'maligning' Maharashtrian culture, condemning the act, while handing a CD with the video. The complaint was filed at the Worli police station in Mumbai on Monday.

Akshay Kumar, in the advertisement, is seen as a king and arrives with his army in a palace. He says, ‘Maharaj aur uski sena dushman ko dhona jaanti hai, aur apne kapde bhi. (The king knew to beat up the enemies and also wash their clothes). As a woman points out their dirty clothes, they are then seen washing the clothes with the product. 

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Akshay Kumar who was seen as aprince in Housefull 4, a recarnation comedy drama is set to play a king again, the 12th century king Prithviraj Chauhan in the movie Prithviraj.  Meanwhile last release ‘Good Newwz’, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh is enjoying a successful run at the box office as it minted close to 200 crores in two weeks.

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First Published : 08 Jan 2020, 10:56:22 AM

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