Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently approached the cyber police station at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), alleging that one of his old video had been edited to make it seem like as if he was giving his views on the ongoing controversy involving actors Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar.
The edited video, which was uploaded on YouTube, went viral. Police officers along with Kumar’s spokesperson confirmed that the actor submitted a complaint on Friday.
According to sources, Kumar’s complaint states that few days ago, the actor was interacting with the media, when he was asked about another actor (not Tanushree). However, his complaint alleges that someone edited his answer in a way that it appears as though he is speaking against Dutta.
“The narrative of the video was edited in a way that it looks like Kumar is expressing his views on the Dutta-Patekar controversy, which he never did,” said an officer.
Akshay was alerted about it some days later. The police said he believes that such a video can hurt his reputation.
“We tried to search the video on YouTube, but could not get it; probably it was blocked or removed. We have asked him to produce a copy of the video. The inquiry is going on,” said an officer.
Another officer said the culprit may face action under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.
Recently Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna tweeted in support of Tanushree and called her brave. And Akshay Kumar just completed House Full 4 shooting with Nana Patekar in Jaisalmer and the crew has returned to Bombay.
Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us! https://t.co/f8Nj9YWRvE
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 28, 2018
While Nana was expected to do a full press conference today, he later backed out saying, his lawyers has asked him not to speak to the media as the case was subjudice.
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2018
With inputs from Hindustan Times