After Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death and the drug probe around it, Bollywood actors have tried to maintain a low profile. They have moved into a shell, trying to avoid the spotlight, and distancing themselves from the topic altogether. But actor Akshay Kumar surprised everyone and decided to post a video expressing his views about the matter.
The actor spoke on Rajput and the Bollywood drug accusations, acknowledging a problem does exist, but claiming not everyone is involved in it.
He tweeted: “Bahot dino se mann mein kuch baat thi lekin samajh nahi aa raha tha kya kahoon, kisse kahoon. Aaj socha aap logon se share kar loon, so here goes… #DirectDilSe”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 3, 2020
But netizens didn’t see the video to be an honest expression of views, but saw it to be more of a promotion for his upcoming movie Laxmmi Bomb, which is slated to release next month. Several replies came in bashing Kumar’s video, and soon enough, the hashtag #BanLaxmiBomb started trending on Twitter.
Scroll through some of the reactions:
— smita sinha (@smita12sinha) October 5, 2020
— SSR Fan 🔱 🇮🇳 – I’M NOT A BOT (@2ndcommonman) October 5, 2020
— Gautam Kar 🍁🇮🇳 (@gautamkar28) October 4, 2020
It’s high time to close the shops of so called stars who are not even humans in the first place. #BanLaxmiBomb
— Yogeeta (@Yogeeta_India) October 5, 2020
Please boycott this. This is opportunism to the core , as cinemas are reopening on 15th Oct. where were these stars for the last 3 months .@_PreetiPandey @iujjawaltrivedi @saritasing @smitaparikh2 @imshreyanarayan https://t.co/dLkE6yCLDE
— Ramkumar (@RAM_from_INDIA) October 3, 2020