Sambhaji Brigade issues complaint against Akshay Kumar for hurting Maratha sentiments in his new Nirma ad

The Bollywood actor has landed himself in legal trouble. Sambhaji Brigade has threatened a statewide agitation if no police action is taken with regard to their complaint.
Written By Abhivyakti Seshanand | Updated: January 09, 2020 10:06 IST
Sambhaji Brigade issues complaint against Akshay Kumar for hurting Maratha sentiments in his new Nirma ad

National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has landed in legal trouble because of his latest washing powder commercial in which he portrays a Maratha warrior.
 
The actor was blamed for hurting the Maratha sentiments. In the advertisement, the actor has returned to his kingdom after defeating the enemies. At this point, one of his soldier's wives taunts the army for their dirty clothes and he says that if his army can win battles, it can also wash clothes. It then shows the actor dancing while washing clothes. However, due to this portrayal, the commercial has not been well received with a section of people.
 
According to The Hindu, Sambhaji Brigade has filed a complaint against the actor and demanded an immediate broadcast ban on the ad.
 
Sambhaji Brigade has also threatened to launch a statewide agitation if the police don't act on their complaint. They have also said that unless Akshay Kumar issues a public apology for the ad, they wouldn't allow screening of his films.
 
Also, According to The Times of India, a police complaint has been filed at Worli police station in Mumbai against him for mocking the Marathi culture and hurting the sentiments.




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