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Auctioning Rustom uniform is not wrong, says Akshay Kumar


The controversy started when a person expressed his opinion on why the 'auction of a naval officer's uniform' is wrong and warned the actor's wife, Twinkle Khanna, of dire consequences.

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Amid the controversy over the auction of the naval uniform that was used in his film Rustom (2016), actor Akshay Kumar said the auction intends to support a good cause and he has not done "anything wrong".

Akshay, who was present as the brand ambassador of New India Conclave on Tuesday (1 May) evening, said this when he was asked to comment on the ongoing controversy.

The National Award winning actor said, "I support my wife on that matter. I and my wife are doing some work with good intention for a good cause. That was a costume that I used in the film. It is going [to be auctioned] for a good cause. I do not think we have done anything wrong."

"If anyone finds it wrong then it is okay. I cannot do anything on that," he added.

Akshay replied to the question raised by the media in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

On 26 April, Akshay tweeted, "Hi all, I'm thrilled to announce that you can bid to win the actual naval officer uniform I wore in Rustom! Auction's proceeds will support the cause of animal rescue and welfare. Place your bid at http://www.SaltScout.com !"

The controversy started when a person took to Facebook to express his opinion on why the 'auction of a naval officer's uniform' is wrong. That was further tweeted to Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna.

Responding to that, Khanna said, "As a society, do we really think it's all right to threaten a woman with bodily harm for trying to raise funds for a charity by auctioning a uniform used in a movie, a piece of film memorabilia? I will not retaliate with violent threats but by taking legal action!"

A social media user had criticised the former actress by warning her of dire consequences: "You touch our honour and we will give you a bloody nose."