Akshay Kumar, the Khiladi of Bollywood has given back to back super hit films in his career and is one of the most beloved actors of the Bollywood industry. He has stared in many hits like Phir here Pheri, the Housefull series, Airlift, Mission Mangal and many more.
In a career of 33 years he has delivered some of the best performances, but in the 33 years the khatroon ke khiladi also has a fair share of controversies in his name. Along with the spotlight he has many controversies ranging from affairs and the scandal with his wife.
Here are the top Controversies of Akshay Kumar
The Fashion Show Controversy
In March 2009 Akshay Kumar and his wife Tinkle Khanna made a buzz during the Lakme fashion week. While walking for a denim brand Akshay asked Twinkle to unbutton his jeans on the ramp. Well the act proved to be very costly for the couple as the Bombay High Court asked the police to prosecute them in an obscenity case.
The Citizenship Controversy
This controversy made headlines on almost all news channels and was the reason of a lot of debate. It all started when a reporter asked that why he did not cast his vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It was later known that Akshay Kumar holds a Canadian citizenship. Addressing the issue, he wrote on his twitter handle “ I really don’t understand the unwarranted interest and negativity about my citizenship. I have never hidden or denied that I hold a Candian passport.” Although he has a Canadian passport, Akshay Kumar pays all his taxes in India. Many criticized him for his citizenship but many showed their support as well.
The Rustom Costume controversy
A lot of rage was seen in netizens when Akshay Kumar announced that he will auction his naval officer uniform that he wore in the film ‘Rustom’ to support the cause of animal welfare. On this netizens started questioning the fact that how can a piece of costume was being called as an uniform. While replying to the backlash the actor said that he does not think he has done anything wrong by auctioning the costume and that he is doing it for a good cause.
The Mallika Dua Controversy
Akshay Kumar and famous comedian Mallika Dua engaged in a feud when Akshay Kumar gave an unhealthy comment to her during the Great Indian Challenge Show. In this particular show the judges were required to press a bell if they liked the comic acts of the performers. After Mallika’s performance,Akshay Kumar commented “Aap bell bajao,main aapko bajata hoon.” After tha Mallika went to twitter to express how she felt about such a statement. Even her father, Vinod Dua slammed Akshay Kumar in a facebook post.
The Good Newwz Controversy
Akshay Kumar landed in trouble due to one of his dialogues from the film ‘Good Newwz’. A trailer clip of the movie was released in which a man says “Mere bacche ka naam Hola Ram hai kyuki who holi pe paida hua tha”( My son was named Hola Ram because he was born on the auspicious day of Holi) to which Akshay Kumar replies “Accha hua aapka baccha lohri pe paida nahi hua ( then Thank god that he was not born on the festival of Lohri). After this trailer was released, twitterati flooded the internet stating that Akshay Kumar has abused Lord Ram. A lot of people were angry that the name of the Hindu god, Lord Ram was used in a controversial dialogue.