Finally, Mr. Khiladi stood up defending Bollywood. Know what other stars have to say on this!
Updated: Oct 5
By Swetaleena Mishra
An India-born Canadian actor, producer, martial artist and television personality, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, professionally known as Akshay Kumar, finally broke his silence on Sushant Singh Rajput's case.
Khiladi Kumar expressed that he was unable to fathom his feelings as there was a lot of negativity far and wide. He shared a video on Instagram saying that they are known as stars but the audience has created Bollywood with their love and passion for cinema. "With the help of movies, we have tried to communicate and educate the people around about our country's culture, ethics and values. Whenever there was a sentiment by the crowd which had to be addressed, the film industry makes sure to talk about it with the help of their movies."
He also added, "The untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shaken the whole nation and has highlighted many issues. Because of this, the industry has also started taking care of issues which weren't of primary concern."
This 'Housefull' actor even remarked about substance abuse and stated that he cannot lie that drug-related problems do not draw breath in Bollywood. Concomitantly he into the bargain voiced that not every person belonging to the industry needs to be involved in such activities. Coming on to the scrutiny, he added, "I have full faith in law enforcement agencies and courts as they will carry out the proceedings rightfully. I also have credence in the film industry who would cooperate with them."
Bringing to an end, he conveyed to the media and his followers that, "It's a request to my followers and fans to not defame the industry. This is not right. I am personally a passionate believer in the strength of the media. I request the media to do their work rightfully but please maintain sensitivity in reporting as a single negative comment can ruin someone's reputation and hard work for their entire life."
Supporting this three-minute-long clip of Tees Maar Khan from the gym, Karan Johar took this to his Twitter handle and shared the video putting three red heart emojis and three joined hand emojis, tagging Khiladi Kumar, manifesting his consensus.
Not only Johar, Sidharth Malhotra even shared the video in his Twitter handle writing "love and respect to big bro" with one strength emoji and one clapping hands emoji and tagging him.
Continuing with the series of tweets and shares joined the 'Inside Edge' actor Angad Bedi and 'Main Tera Hero' actor Varun Dhawan on an Instagram story shared the video.
Akshay's video gained support instantly from all his fans all around the world and colleagues storming social media. He believes that the strings of events following the death of SSR have plunged everyone in the industry to "introspect". Fans now looking for new angles and dimensions to this case seeking justice for SSR.