New Delhi, October 05: Bollywood's 'Khiladi' actor Akshay Kumar on Saturday shared a video on his official Twitter handle, defending Bollywood against several allegations of drug abuse. In the video, Akshay admitted that the drugs problem prevailed in the film industry, but he requested people not to generalise and think that every person associated with the industry has drug links.
The superstar also mentioned in his video that any negative news could have a negative impact on a person's reputation and career. Thus, he requested the media to be sensitive while taking names. Akshay posted the video when the AIIMS panel also ruled out the murder angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. While sharing the video, Akshay wrote, “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”.
However it seems Akshay’s post didn’t go well with many, including fans of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Netizens called for an immediate ban on Akshay’s upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb featuring him opposite Kiara Advani.
Akshay's video comes at a time when the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is investigating the alleged drug links of Bollywood. Actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh were recently summoned by the agency for questioning in the case. Reportedly, NCB wants to establish any possible drugs angle in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
'Laxmmi Bomb' will be released in theatres in - Australia, New Zealand and UAE - on November 9. In India, the movie is set for a direct-to-digital release on the same day on Disney+ Hotstar. The flick, which also stars Kiara Advani, is a remake of the 2011 Tamil film 'Kanchana' and is directed by Raghava Lawrence, who also helmed the original.