Akshay Kumar – the actor, who has given us iconic movies like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Welcome, or Hera Pheri – is considered as one of the most successful actors of recent times. While many may love Akshay Kumar, there have been times, the actor left the internet very disappointed with his controversial statements. Here are some of such incidents:
1. History Books Curriculum
Recently, Akshay Kumar made a statement about how our history school books just mention a few lines about Prithviraj. In his interview, he said: “Nobody is there to write about it in our history books. I would like to appeal to the Education Minister to look into this matter and see if we can balance it. We should know about the Mughals but know about our kings also, they were great too!”
The Internet quickly came forward and pointed out how his opinion wasn’t true. They corrected him with the following Tweets:
There are two entire chapters about Prithviraj Chauhan in NCERT Class 7 history textbook. Lekin Canada Kumar ko propaganda se fursat mile tab wo padhega na.
— Abhishek G. Bhaya अभिषेक অভিষেক ابھیشک 加冕礼 (@abhishekbhaya) June 1, 2022
2. No Spoilers For Samrat Prithviraj
Recently, Akshay Kumar took to social media to request his fans not to give out the spoilers for Samrat Prithviraj. He believed that it would ruin the movie for others. But, Netizens quickly pointed out how CBSE already revealed the spoilers long back.
Not studying about Prithviraj Chauhan is possibly why Akshay Kumar doesn’t know the age at which the Rajput king died. Nothing else explains a 54 year old agreeing to play a 25-26 year old. That’s one mystery solved.
How could one forget when netizens pointed out Akshay Kumar’s hypocrisy to endorse Vimal Pan masala. In no time the old video of him claiming that celebs should not endorse products like tobacco went viral in no time.
5. Walking On Treadmill = Women’s Plight In Rural India
Netizens called out Akshay Kumar for his stupid promotional act when he thought walking 21 km on a treadmill would be a good idea to understand the plight of rural women. His act made netizens really pissed:
Walking on a electricity powered treadmill inside an air-conditioned studio wearing sneakers and talking about the plight of women who have to walk kilometres to fetch water. 🤦🏽♂️ Hypocrisy thy name is Akshay Kumar. pic.twitter.com/TUznZmFx9R
Im still pissed at this.. So let me get this straight, he’s gonna walk on a treadmill, in the comfort of his home, with comfy shoes, and he thinks thats equivalent to Women fetching water barefoot from long distances, in the scorching heat?? @akshaykumar Get the fuck out of here! https://t.co/rxwhKBsupK
Akshay Kumar made contradicting statements about Gods. When he urged people to donate money for the construction of a temple, netizens quickly shared an old clip where he mentioned how spending money on Gods isn’t a great idea. People called him a hypocrite.
बहुत खुशी की बात है कि अयोध्या में हमारे श्री राम के भव्य मंदिर का निर्माण शुरू हो चूका है…अब योगदान की बारी हमारी है l मैंने शुरुआत कर दी है, उम्मीद है आप भी साथ जुड़ेंगे l जय सियाराम 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/5SvzgfBVCf
During the remake of ‘Tip Tip Barsa Pani’, when Akshay Kumar attempted to take the whole credit of the song. People took no time to remind him how no one can replace Raveena Tandon in a yellow saree! And, we completely agree.