Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Monday denied allegation of arranging any meeting between former Punjab Chief Minster Sukhbir Singh Badal and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. He tweeted a statement over his Twitter handle after the SIT was formed probing 2015 police firings at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in Faridkot at mobs protesting sacrilege incidents.
Now, the actor has found support from some Punjabi celebrities including Badshah, Gippy Grewal and Guru Randhawa.
A report by justice Ranjit Singh Commission says that a meeting between former deputy chief minister Sukhbir and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was organised at Akshay Kumar’s flat in Juhu in relation with the release of Ram Rahim’s film MSG.
However, Akshay denied the allegations and said, “I learnt from social media at some point that Gurmeet Ram Rahim resided for a while at some place in my locality Juhu, in Mumbai, but we never ever crossed each others paths. Over the years, I have dedicatedly made films promoting the Punjabi culture and the rich history and tradition of Sikhism through films like Singh is King, Kesari (based on the battle of Sarhagarhi), etc’’.
‘’I am proud of being a Punjabi and have the highest regard for the Sikh faith. I shall never do anything that would even remotely hurt the sentiments of my Punjabi brothers and sisters, for whom I have the utmost respect and love’’, he added.
On work front, Akshay Kumar is busy promoting his upcoming science fiction film with Rajinikanth ‘2.0’ which is scheduled to hit the theatres on November 29.
Love you Paji ðŸ”¥ India supports you and knows you that you have contributed to every community and issues so nicely through your films. Punjab is proud to have to always â¤ï¸ @akshaykumar https://t.co/zxAPZYCuNY— Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) November 12, 2018
@akshaykumar paji We believe u, we trust u n we can’t ignore ur contribution for cinema n ur continuous efforts to make our country better. Pls ignore these rumors. God bless https://t.co/6DuufT6V61 n regards always ðŸ™ https://t.co/fdNREK94sv— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) November 12, 2018