Bollywood actress and model Tanushree Dutta has sparked the #MeToo movement in India, where many sexually harassed victims are finally speaking up about the ill behavior of the industry's veterans. In between all this, Khiladi Akshay Kumar has filed a complaint to the cyber police station at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
Tanushree and Nana worked together in 2008’s flick Horn Ok Please!
According to reports, Akshay has filed a complaint as he claims that on an old interview of his, where he is talking about another actress, has been edited an morphed to make it seem that he has spoken negatively about Tanushree Dutta in the interview. Akshay has registered his complaint and asked the respective officers to nab the culprit who was behind this.
However, as soon as the word about the complaint was out, the YouTube channel which had uploaded the video removed it. According to the complaint that has been filed by the superstar, Akshay was indeed interacting with the media and was asked about another actress, however, the morphed clip had someone edit his answer with the name Tanushree and it appeared he was speaking against her.
"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. 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," an official said to a leading daily.
The police added that Akshay noticed that the video could hamper his reputation in public. According to the report, an officer said that the culprit would face action under the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.
On a related note, Akshay will be next seen in S. Shankar's 2.0 co-starring superstar Rajinikanth, Anurag Singh's Kesari and Ahmed Khan's Hera Pheri 3. He recently wrapped up the shoot for Sajid Khan's Housefull 4 in Jaisalmer with Nana Patekar.
While Akshay hasn't commented anything on the ongoing controversy, Housefull 4’s shooting has been delayed due to Tanushree. Also, Nana Patekar was going to organise a press conference; however, after Tanushree filed a complaint, Nana canceled the press conference and will now, take the legal way.