Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s behaviour at the Lakme Fashion Show that was a minor scandal has escalated to the point where the police are confirming they may arrest them. “We’ll make the arrests soon and then take their statements,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Arvind Mahabdi yesterday.
The problem began when Akshay, who is the brand ambassador for Levi’s unbuttoned range, was walking the ramp for designer Tarun Tahiliani at the fashion show. He approached his wife Twinkle and asked her to unbutton his jeans. Many cheered but others were shocked and social activist Anil Nair filed a complaint. Akshay later apologised for the incident.
This is not the first time that India’s strict obscenity laws have created tension between Bollywood stars and traditionalists. Shilpa Shetty got into trouble when she was kissed in public by Richard Gere and Shriya Saran had problems when she wore a knee-length silver dress to an event celebrating the success of the film Sivaji.
Akshay’s year has gotten off to a bad start with both Chandni Chowk to China and 8 x 10 Tasveer under performing. However, his hopes are high with potentinal blockbusters Blue and Kambakht Ishq both due for release later this year.
We will keep you up to date on this developing story so watch this space for more!