Bollywood star Akshay Kumar was caught in an internet storm after he posted a picture of himself waving the Indian flag upside down, which many Indians objected at.
The actor went to watch the Women’s Cricket World Cup final in Lord’s Stadium, London, and cheered heavily for the Indian team. However, the picture he tweeted (now deleted) of himself holding the Indian flag wrong did not go down too well with Twitteratti.
— C Vikram Simhan (@vikramc16) July 23, 2017
— कांग्रेसी (@acongressi) July 24, 2017
Akshay issued an apology for the same on Twitter. “Extending my sincerest apology for violating the code of conduct for the tricolor. Didn’t mean to offend anyone, the picture has been removed,” he wrote.
Extending my sincerest apology for violating the code of conduct for the tricolor.Didn’t mean to offend anyone,the picture has been removed
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 24, 2017
On the work front, the Rustom actor has been busy shooting for Reema Kagti’s Gold in the UK. Gold revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win. Akshay is also gearing up for the release of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which will see him paired opposite Bhumi Pednekar for the first time. The film will hit the theatres on August 11.