Akshay, Twinkle receive legal notice


11 May, 2018 17:33 PM

Akshay, Twinkle receive legal notice

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Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna have reportedly being sent legal notices for 'playing with the sentiment' of the armed forces.

The eleven serving defence officers and eight others took the legal action against the couple for putting on auction the naval costume Akshay wore in his film Rustom. 

"Uniforms resembling those of the armed forces pose a potential threat to national security as the said uniform, insignia and badges could pass for genuine service clothing and can find their way to anti-national elements who can use it to foment trouble," the notice said according to NDTV.

The issue began when the couple said the outfit was being auctioned off for a good cause. 

Amid the controversy, Akshay Kumar had said, "I don't think we did anything bad. I can't help if someone feels bad about it," he had said.

Smita Dikshit, who has sent the legal notice on the group's behalf to the actor couple, told news agency PTI, "People of India who are ex-Army men and who are serving the country are enraged and in anger that these celebrities are not sensitive towards the emotions of the Armed Forces."