Akshay Kumar on what really happened behind his Indian flag photo

Akshay Kumar, who received flak for holding the tricolour upside down, says the picture was taken just before he noticed the flag was upside down.

bollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:34 IST
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Akshay Kumar at an event to promote Toilet Ek Prem Katha.(Prodip Guha)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar became the latest celebrity to be at the receiving end of the internet trolls after he shared a picture holding the tricolour upside down while cheering for the Indian women’s cricket team at the ICC Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s.

Akshay Kumar waves the national flag at the Women’s World Cup Final.

The actor has revealed what actually happened in one of the pictures where he was seen holding the Indian flag upside down on July 23. “What happened is, I was unfurling the flag and at the time I noticed it was upside down. While I was trying to steady it, someone clicked a photo from behind and even I did not notice it. But if someone’s sentiments are hurt, I seek an apology,” he said.

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar attend the press conference of Toilet Ek Prem Katha in Mumbai. (AFP)

The Rustom star, was speaking at a press conference for his upcoming movie Toilet Ek Prem Katha.

It should be noted that Akshay shared some of his photos from the match while cheering for the team. In one such picture, the actor is seen holding the Indian flag upside down.

Though the actor didn’t realise it when it was posted, it created a furore on social media later on.

Upon realising this, the actor later deleted the picture and issued a public apology via tweets.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles.

The flick is slated to hit the big screens on August 11.

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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 20:16 IST