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Akshay Kumar in legal trouble over washing powder ad!

Akshay Kumar who’s riding high on the success of Good Newwz and his other successful ventures is currently facing a bit of a setback when his latest TV commercial got him into trouble.

As per reports, Akshay’s latest Nirma detergent advertisement allegedly tarnished the image of the soldiers of the great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. This didn’t go down well with the pro-Maratha Sambhaja brigade who lodged an FIR against Akshay at Worli Police Station.

Washing powder Nirma’s advertisement appears to mock the Maratha warriors after being released on January 3, 2020, by showing Kumar as a Maratha king who returns home after a victorious battle and is showered with flowers. Following this, he says ‘khushiyaan manaao’ (let us celebrate), after which a woman quips: “What celebrations…you come back with such dirty clothes which we have to clean now.”

To this, Kumar says that the king’s army not only knows how to thrash enemies but also how to wash clothes. The entire army and Kumar then set about washing their soiled clothes.

Many on social media are calling for a boycott of the Nirma washing powder with the hashtag #BoycottNirma trending on Indian Twitter. They are alleging that the ad belittles Maratha warriors and their bravery.

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A police complaint was also filed against Kumar at the Worli police station in Mumbai Monday. The complainant, identified as Suryakant Jaggannath Jadhav, said the people of Maharashtra were deeply hurt by the advertisement. He has urged the police to take action against Nirma Limited and the actor for ‘maligning’ Maharashtrian culture”.

The commercial was made by production house Collective Art Private Limited.

Laiba Sabeen

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