Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna have been served a legal notice for auctioning the naval uniform the actor wore in “Rustom’ movie.
Another notice has been sent to ‘SaltScout’ which is conducting the online bidding.
As on Wednesday afternoon, the highest bid offered for the uniform- which includes a shirt, pant and a hat – was Rs 2,35,000. The auction closes on May 26.
Hi all 🙋🏻♂️ I'm thrilled to announce that you can bid to win the actual naval officer uniform I wore in Rustom! Auction's proceeds will support the cause of animal rescue and welfare. Place your bid at https://t.co/6Qr0LRnTFm! pic.twitter.com/FF23tlogs1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 26, 2018
The Bollywood couple has claimed that the money raised from the auction would be used for social causes.
“If anyone finds it wrong then it is okay. I cannot do anything on that,” Akshay replied to a question at an event in Mumbai last week.
But the auctioning of the uniform has rubbed some serving and ex-soldiers in a wrong way, they have sent him a legal notice.
As a matter of fact, till date, no uniform or medal has been put for auction.
The notice said the couple has shown no respect for national interest by putting Rustom uniform up for auction.
Moreover, the legal notice has asked the couple to cancel the auction “failing which necessary action shall be taken against him under the relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.”
The Bollywood-Actor was not available to comment.
The uniform Akshay wore in Rustom is a 2016 period thriller based on the real-life incident of Naval officer KM Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja. The naval officer is seen struggling with his marriage after he discovers his wife has an affair with his friend (businessman).