Akshay Kumar, Richa Chadha & Galwan Tweet Controversy - Explained

PUBLISHED DATE : 25/Nov/2022

Akshay Kumar, Richa Chadha & Galwan Tweet Controversy - Explained

Hindi film actress Richa Chadha who is known for being outspoken, recently earned the wrath of social media after reacting to a comment by Indian Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, about the army always being ready to take back territories in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Richa had tweeted “Galwan says hi”, making a reference to the clash between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galwan Valley. The clashes had resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers.

Many found the tweet to be in poor taste and disrespectful towards the Indian armed forces who protect our borders on a day-to-day basis, most times under dire conditions. The tweet was soon deleted and Richa Chadha, who comes from a family of army veterans stated in her apology note [after taking down the tweet], that she only took issue with warmongering intent, especially with PM Modi making statements like 'today’s era must not be of war’ to Russian President Vladimir Putin [He said that at the G20 Bali Summit].

Nevertheless, film producer Ashoke Pandit, a BJP-ally lodged a police complaint against the actress and actors Kay Kay Menon and Akshay Kumar expressed disappointment on Twitter, by sharing screenshots of the actress' deleted tweet.

Akshay Kumar being the biggest celebrity of this lot, was quickly reminded of his Canadian citizenship oath (as with every controversy surrounding the actor) and how he should be the last person speaking on 'disappointments' since his citizenship status means that he will have to fight against Indian troops, should Canada and India ever go to war. 

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