Superstar Akshay Kumar was last seen in Rajinikanth’s 2.0. Directed by S Shankar and produced by Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions, the movie was created on an estimated budget of Rs 543 crore and its box office collection stands at an estimated Rs 800 crore. The rumour mills are abuzz that Akshay may reunite with S Shankar for his next biggie, Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan.
Akshay Kumar is also well known among fans for his patriotism. Even most of his movies have desh bhakti vibes in it: Holiday (in which played an Indian soldier), Baby (he essayed the character of an Indian Intelligence officer), Airlift, and then Rustom (he played the role of a navy officer and also won a National Award for that).
Now, despite all this, an old interview of the actor, in which he praised Pakistani fans, has resurfaced on the internet.
Akshay can be heard saying:
“Pakistan mein meri filmein sabse zyada business karti hai. Jitna pyar mujhe wahan se milta hai, shayad hi kahin se milta hai (My films do the best business in Pakistan. The amount of love I get from the country, I hardly get that kind of love from anywhere else).”
Here is the video:
Ye hi agar SRK ne bola hota to ek weak tak anti national SRK trend karta pic.twitter.com/Ld3OTlVaPpAdvertisement
— भाईसाहब (@Bhai_saheb) January 28, 2019
However, as soon as the video was circulated online, netizens became furious and started taking a dig at the actor. Check out some of the reactions:
Isko paisa mile toh ye “Hafiz saeed Zindabaad” bol de😂
— human (@humanbeing1857) January 28, 2019
Papi pet ka sawal he..jahan rup milenge vahan ka bolenge😂😂
— Narendra Gandhi (@Marsaleko2) January 30, 2019
However, in all this, people have also come out in his support.
Bloody nonsense… Fellow.. He is talking about the bussiness.. He is not taking the favour of pakistan on several issues… Which had happend… Last few year.. While these so called khans are giving them help and also speaking favour of pakistan… So dont comapre…
— NARENDRA SUNKAR (@Hotnarendra) January 30, 2019
Purana video h..agr pak ki tarif h to india ko bura kahkr nhi….
Lekin yha to teeno khans ne terrorist yakub menon ki fansi rukwane ke liye president ko mail kr dete hain….
— Ravi Manghnani (@ravi_manghnani) January 30, 2019
@akshaykumar ki movies to Puri duniya dekhti hai.or akki ne Pakistan bola he,aatankwadi se relationship nahi rakhte,nahi unki help karte,India me kuchh ho to India ko Paisa dete he,Khan ke jese nahi k Pak me pehle dete he,indians jante he asli Indian Kon he,is liye koi nahi bola.
— DHAVAL PARMAR (@parmardhaval09) January 30, 2019
U are blindly trolling one of the most nationalistic person of the bollywood.Many of his movies are based on Indian army and social issues.He spearheaded the campaign “Bharat ke veer” for our armed soldiers.He is even doing ads for safe driving. What hv u done to troll him??
— Rajat Kumar Panda (@Rajatrogerronal) January 30, 2019
One Twitter user reminded everyone that he is the ‘highest tax-paying actor’ and that he launched the fundraising initiative Bharat Ke Veer to help Army families. This Independence Day, Akshay will be seen in Mission Mangal, Bollywood’s ‘first space film’.