Patriot on paper? Akshay Kumar does not want to answer why he skipped votingnewstolive - May 1, 2019 43 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, May 1: Akshay Kumar wears his patriotism on his sleeves so allegations were naturally hurled on him when he did not turn up to vote in Mumbai. Khiladi Kumar, as he is fondly called, is known to pick up many patriotic topics and has also inculcated vital social issues in his films. He has worked on films related to topics dear to the government. But the hero of films like “Kesari”, “Toilet Ek Prem Katha” and “Airlift” which had nationalistic overtones, gave voting a miss on Monday.
But when it comes to casting his vote, Khiladi Kumar was absent and therefore he has been trolled on social media and the media is hurling direct questions. But Akshay Kumar prefers a stoic silence on this.
Akshay Kumar was seen invading question on skipping voting.
The irony of Akshay skipping voting did not go unnoticed on Twitter, as just last month Modi had tagged the actor in a tweet, asking him to encourage voting.
In response to the PM, the “Kesari” actor had written the power of a vote “is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.”
After he was heavily criticised for not voting in the polls held for six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, actor Akshay Kumar dodged questions on his conspicuous absence.
Kumar was in news only a few days ago for his “non-political” interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At a special screening of the film “Blank” on Tuesday, the actor interacted with the media, lauding the movie and the performances of debutantes.
However, when the actor was asked why he skipped voting, Akshay simply walked off, saying “Chaliye chaliye (lets go, lets go).”
With Agencies, Pics Google