Akshay Kumar on the flag incident: If you watch it on television, you will see I am holding it right

At a recent press conference in Mumbai for Toilet Ek Prem Katha, the National Award-winning actor, Akshay Kumar cleared the air about the national flag incident at the ICC Women's World Cup final match and once again extended his apology.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2017 11:06 am
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At the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, Akshay Kumar cheered for ‘Women In Blue’, and while doing so, he unintentionally held the National Flag upside down. Unfortunately, the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor got clicked at that very moment and became the target of trolls and received a lot of backlash for the same. Though Akshay apologised for hurting the sentiments of Indians, he was still criticised for violating the code of conduct for the tricolour.

At a recent press conference in Mumbai, the National Award-winning actor narrated the entire incident and once again extended his apology. He said, “I was unfurling the flag at that time and it was upside down. I was trying to steady it and hold it right but someone from behind clicked the photo. I didn’t even realise. If you watch it on television, you will see I am holding it right. Still, if I have hurt someone’s sentiments, I apologise to them.”

Earlier also Akshay tweeted an apology after his photo from the stadium in London created a furore on social media. “Extending my sincerest apology for violating the code of conduct for the tricolor. Didn’t mean to offend anyone, the picture has been removed,” he wrote.

Akshay Kumar has always explicitly expressed his love for the country. On various occasions, he has emerged as a true patriot supporting various projects for the better future of Indians. Not only this, it was Akshay who launched the app ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ which enables people to make donations to the families of soldiers of Indian Armed force.

On the work front, Akshay is busy promoting his next, Toilet; Ek Prem Katha with his co-actors Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher. The film releases on August 11.

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    B
    Jul 29, 2017 at 9:19 am
    Akshay Kumar is a Canadian Citizen. This whole flag show is by intent hypocritical! There is no way a still photograph can invert only the flag. On TV too, he is holding it upside down! This is bound to get some criticism, no matter which country the flag is of! Not hard to say sorry and carry on.
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      Mukaddam
      Jul 29, 2017 at 11:05 am
      Wht is wrong with you? Canadian or Indian, he is Bharatiya by heart soul and body. Nobody other than trolls and anti-Indians look for any incident that they can twist and use against Patriot Bharatiya. shame on you, if you are a real Indian, and poooh off if you are a communal idi.iot
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      hash
      Jul 29, 2017 at 2:09 am
      kesi awaam hay india ki or actor b ktna jaldi dar jatay hain :D
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        B
        Jul 29, 2017 at 9:20 am
        This awam doesn't need foreigners holding our flag upside down!
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          Mukaddam
          Jul 29, 2017 at 11:06 am
          You are an alien, disclose your true iden y Porki Idi.iot
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      2. Jay Smith
        Jul 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm
        let those who complain go and stop the burning of Indian Flag in Kashmir. Otherwise shut up
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          Mukaddam
          Jul 29, 2017 at 11:07 am
          Thanks Brother. These are sychophants, traitors, anti-Indians marsquerading as Indians. neither their heart, nor soul nor even body is Indian. they are Jai Chands of modern times
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          sharma
          Jul 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm
          SHOWS HOW MEAN SPIRITED INDIANS ARE? INDIA DOESNT PROGRESS BECAUSE WE ARE JEALOUS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND WANT TO GET 15 mins of lime light. Also we have no sense of hygiene or humour or tolerance. I would ask press udes not to give importance publicity or a twist to such om rubbish.
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            Harish
            Jul 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm
            Akshay Kumar on the flag incident: If you watch it on television, you will see I am holding it right. NO YOU ARE NOT. WHEN YOU ARE HOLDING A ROPE, STRING OR A PIECE OF CLOTH IN THIS CASE NATIONAL FLAG YOU ARE TO HOLD IT FROM TOP AND NOT FROM THE BOTTOM.
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