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Akshay-Twinkle distance themselves from Rustom uniform auction after outrage

India Today logo India Today 22-05-2018

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The Indian Navy uniform that Akshay Kumar wore in the 2016 film Rustom was in the eye of the storm after Khiladi Kumar announced that he was auctioning the "uniform" for charity. This piece of news rubbed many people the wrong way. His wife, Twinkle Khanna, who shared his tweet, also drew their ire.

Lt Col Sandeep Ahlawat was one of the loudest voices of dissent, and slammed Twinkle in a Facebook post for her "nauseating idea" and wrote that what Akshay wore in Rustom was merely "a piece of costume and not uniform".

Early this month, Ahlawat and his batchmates sent a legal notice to Akshay and Twinkle for auctioning the costume of Rustom as a 'naval officer's uniform'.

And after massive outrage from army persons, Akshay and Twinkle have distanced themselves from the auction.

In response to the legal notice, Akshay and Twinkle's counsel said, "Our client is not conducting any auction nor is alleged auction being conducted on behalf of our client or our client's wife. Our client states that the uniform costume worn by our client is neither owned by our client nor by client's wife nor is it bestowed upon or handed over or conferred upon our client in any manner whatsoever."

Meanwhile, the auction house has apologised to the army officers and is now calling it as "Naval costume worn by Akshay himself in movie Rustom" on their auction webpages.

The company is now auctioning only the pant, shirt and the cap (minus the ribbons/medals and rank).

Also watch: John supports Akshay on Rustom Controversy : I stand by him


(Video by IANS)

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