Canadian citizen and the number one promoter of desh ki mitti, Akshay Kumar, is making headlines yet again. The actor and his wife, writer Twinkle Khanna, were recently caught in a bind after their bid to auction Kumar’s naval ‘uniform’ from the film, Rustom backfired rather dramatically. Even as the ambers of that particular raging controversy was just about dying down, the Bollywood superstar has become embroiled yet another social media debate.
As petrol prices in Mumbai hit an astronomical Rs 84 per litre, citizens came out in full force to express their displeasure. The known supporters of the current political regime from the film industry however maintained radio silence. Nobody was truly surprised, because come one! We’ve seen this happen way too often in the last four years. But that doesn’t mean the bigwigs are immune to being called out for their blatant hypocrisy. Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan had both tweeted about the rising cost of petrol under the UPA regime back in 2012, when the rate was Rs 62-64 for petrol. The current cost is dangerously close to hitting a century, and yet neither Kumar nor Bachchan seem to be worried this time round.
After netizens started pointed that very fact out by subtweeting an old tweet of Akshay, the Pad Man star, instead of responding, deleted it. Twitter, of course, had screenshots to spare:
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) May 21, 2018
Any tweet in May 2018 on the petrol price, corruption, scam Mr. Akshay Kumar or hiding in your hypocrisy. Sad to see your Dishonesty in the public interest. https://t.co/QEhtTe9FHd
— Dr.SimanchallaRanjit (@dr_simanchalla) May 20, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar couldn’t afford petrol at 63/- back in 2014 but thanks to Modiji they have all got a job now and can afford petrol at 84. 2 crores jobs for unemployed young Indians isn’t a farce after all.
— Rajarshi (@ActualSarkar) May 21, 2018
Akshay kumar deleting his tweet on petrol hike says a lot about what’s what in our country.. Even people at high places are scared to express themselves.. RIP basic human rights..
— Bishal Khan (@gOOgle_Kumar_) May 22, 2018
Please don’t say anything against patriotic Akshay Kumar. In UPA time, petrol price hike made lives of the common people hard. In NDA time, petrol price hike reduced nation’s subsidy to the freeloaders, and also, reduced green house emission. Another master stroke by Modiji!
— Salil Wadnerkar (@rohshall) May 22, 2018
Be fair to Akshay Kumar, guys. The poor old man really couldn’t afford petrol at 70 bucks then, but he can blithely afford to pay 84 bucks now because the BJP IT cell pays him MUCH MUCH more than 10 bucks a tweet.
— Macaulayputri (@rupagulab) May 22, 2018
Akshay Kumar who plays role of brave cop,soldier and honest officer in reel life but in real life he deletes old tweet where he criticized old govt. for petrol prices. Bcz he can’t say same for current govt. Not every reel life hero is real life hero. https://t.co/akrB0QqdCF
— ____ (@BabuSaheb90) May 22, 2018
— Chandan Virat Bharati (@CVBharati) May 22, 2018
Canadian Citizen Akshay Kumar Before May 2014
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— ETHAN HUNT (@hunt_bhai) May 22, 2018