Akshay Kumar has responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statement, in which he asked BJP leaders and employees not to make unnecessary remarks about irrelevant topics like movies.
At the Mumbai trailer launch event for his upcoming movie Selfiee, Akshay said that the film industry would greatly benefit if PM Narendra Modi’s comment brought change. Additionally, he stated that anyone commenting makes things “messy” because the film industry goes through multiple processes to produce a film.
The statement made by PM Narendra Modi came in the midst of the recent boycotts and protests against Pathaan. According to various media portals, PM Modi advised party workers not to make such remarks.
Akshay responded to PM Modi’s statement on Sunday. The actor said, “Positivity is always welcome,” as quoted by Indian Express. And in light of what our Prime Minister is stating, He has the most power in India. So it will be great for the industry if he says something and things change.”
“And why not, things should change because we go through so much,” Akshay continues. We make films, take them to the censor board, get them approved, and then someone says something, and phir gadbad ho jati hai (things get messy). But I think it will be better for us now that he has said it.”
The most recent film to be targeted by boycott requests is Pathaan. It became involved in a controversy regarding the Besharam Rang song.
On Sunday, Akshay’s Selfiee’s official trailer premiere took place. Emraan plays a cop in the three-minute trailer who wants to take a picture with Akshay (Vijay), his favorite actor. Both actors get into a fight as the story progresses.
The movie is directed by Raj Mehta and stars Diana Penty, Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, and Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead roles. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on February 24. The movie is an official Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Driving License, which starred Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles. In the remake, Akshay and Emraan will reprise their roles.