Akshay Kumar has come out in support of his wife Twinkle Khanna and said that she has not done anything wrong by auctioning off a costume he wore in the period thriller, Rustom.
The couple faced a severe backlash when Twinkle announced their decision to auction off the costume to raise money for animal welfare related charity.
The National Award winning actor gave a statement to the media saying, “I support my wife on that matter. My wife and I are doing some work with good intention for a good cause. That was a costume that I used in the film. It is going for (for auction) 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 April 26, Akshay had 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 https://t.co/6Qr0LRnTFm! pic.twitter.com/FF23tlogs1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 26, 2018
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. It was directed at Twinkle, even though it was Akshay’s decision to auction off the costume.
Here’s the message addressed to Twinkle Khanna.
Responding to these round of accusations, Twinkle 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!”
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! #JaiHind https://t.co/OF7e5lTHel
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 29, 2018