Bringing religion into politics not done, says Akshay Kumar
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Bringing religion into politics not done, says Akshay Kumar

Talking about films, religion and more, Akshay Kumar says Bollywood is the most secular industry.

bollywood Updated: Mar 23, 2018 14:40 IST
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Akshay Kumar,Nanak Shah Fakir,Narendra Modi
Akshay Kumar at the trailer launch of Nanak Shah Fakir in Mumbai.(IANS)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has insisted politicians should stop bringing religion into politics.

The Padman actor was speaking at trailer launch of Nanak Shah Fakir. When asked if hethinks the teachings of Guru Nanak should be adopted by all politicians who try to use religion to create vote bank politics, he said, “I believe in it thoroughly. There is only one God and that God is yours. To bring religion into is not done. I hope everyone follows that.”

On whether he thinks that Bollywood was the most secular industry, Akshay said, “Yes.”

The National Award-winning actor said he had been associated with Nanak Shah Fakir since over a year as he believed in the message of the film thatthere is only one God. “This is such a film that I saw one-and-half years ago, this is the only film I saw twice on the same day once with my mother and the other time I saw it alone. It is a beautiful film with a beautiful belief,” he added.

Akshay Kumar at the trailer launch of Nanak Shah Fakir in Mumbai, on March 22. (IANS)

There were reports that Narendra Modi, during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat, had come to the rescue of the makers while they were shooting in his state. When asked about it, producer Harinder Sikka said, “It’s a very difficult thing to say, but some NGO did come ahead for our support.”

“I was not allowed to shoot in Bhuj, there was a boat scene that was to be shot in the ocean and we were not allowed to do that scene. That time we had called the CM and later he got things approved for us,” the producer said.

Sikka said that after going through the hardships of shooting for the film, there was some spiritual guiding force, who was helping him make the film. “The film is directed by Guru Nanak,” he added.

The film, which is distributed byViacom 18 Motion Pictures, is set to release on April 13.

Meanwhile when asked if he is still a part of Mughal, in which he is said to play the part of late Gulshan Kumar, Akshay Kumar said, “Imyself don’t know yet.” There have been reports that Akshay had walked out of this film.

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First Published: Mar 23, 2018 14:40 IST