An Indian magazine The Caravan has gone on record to expose Bollywood’s biggest star Akshay Kumar on him becoming the poster boy for the BJP government. The article has had tremendous response from people around the world.
Excerpt from Caravan Article:
AKSHAY KUMAR loves India. He really does. He has said so in his movies, in his advertisements and in his tweets.
In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to its knees, and the actor was grounded. The final round of promotions for his film Sooryavanshi had to becancelled since the Maharashtra government started telling people not to leave their homes. The release of the cop drama, the latest in the filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s oeuvre, was postponed indefinitely.
But still, Kumar was as busy as he could be, for his work as a performer in recent times has hardly been limited to films. During the COVID-19 crisis, he came to play the role of the responsible superstar and the morale-booster-in-chief on social media. His Twitter posts were a flood of upbeat content. He pledged a Rs 25-crore donation within minutes of Narendra Modi announcing the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund, or PM-CARES. When the prime minister said that the country should show solidarity with its healthcare workers by banging pots and pans, Kumar posted a video of himself loudly beating a thali outside his home. He put together a song of hope, lit a diya, hosted a benefit concert, and told people to stay safe and stay home. In June, when the government wanted to lift lockdown restrictions, Kumar made a public-service advertisement telling people not to worry, to wear masks, to go out but be careful. If the government had a message that season, it seemed Kumar was the messenger.
Read the full article at The Caravan
Here is the response from Twitter on the article:
Sanghi 420 @akshaykumar— thabish7 (@Thabish7) February 1, 2021
Hope you have the balls to read this article about you Mr. Khiladi420 . Also would love to hear the opinion of Mrs. Kumar @mrsfunnybones 🙂 #AkshayKumar #Caravan #FarmersProtests https://t.co/gVotPynJxb
They may have restricted The Caravan’s account, but it shouldn’t stop you from checking out the brilliant write up on Akshay Kumar in their latest edition. Subscribe now. pic.twitter.com/7SLY4st3TC— Debayan Sen (ਦੇਬਾਯਨ) (@debayansen) February 1, 2021
The reason for @thecaravanindia account being withheld may be this ⬇️@akshaykumar as @RSSorg's and @BJP4India's Hindutva Poster boy.— Raj (@Namehitohai13) February 1, 2021
Caravan released this today's morning.@vinodjose may enlighten better. pic.twitter.com/vrIIC4rBXL