Raksha Bandhan star Akshay Kumar breaks silence on boycott culture: 'It's not going to make any sense'
The Sooryavanshi actor is currently on a promotional spree for Raksha Bandhan which revolves around the story of the unconditional bond between a brother and his four sisters. It is set to arrive on August 11 along with Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha.
Of late, furious Twitterati is boycotting Akshay Kumar ’s upcoming film Raksha Bandhan with the hashtag, #BoycottRakshaBandhan. The film is receiving hatred for allegedly being copied from a Pakistani movie. It is also facing a backlash for writer Kanika Dhillon after her old tweets surfaced where she talked about the hijab ban and communal lynching. Reacting to this, Akshay recently said that these boycotts and trolling are not going to make sense as the film industry helps the economy of India.
The Sooryavanshi actor is currently on a promotional spree for Raksha Bandhan which revolves around the story of the unconditional bond between a brother and his four sisters. During the promotions, he was quoted as saying, "There are a few people who do all these things, they are doing mischiefs, that's okay. They can do whatever, anybody can do whatever they want. It's a free country, everybody is allowed to do whatever they want.” Also read: Raksha Bandhan first review: Akshay Kumar starrer hailed as 'desi, very Indian at heart'
Further, Akshay added, “My thing is to anyone that this industry or any industry whether it is a builder's industry, film industry or clothes industry, this all helps in economy of India. By doing things like this, it's not going to make any sense. We all are on verge of making our country the biggest and the greatest. I would just request to not get into it as it will be better for our country."
Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb, and Smrithi Srikanth in pivotal roles. The film is slated to hit theatres on August 11, the same day on which Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha is releasing. Even Aamir’s movie is being boycotted after a few Twitter users went through the archives and dug up the actor’s controversial ‘India's growing intolerance’ statement.