Indian Air Force tweeted their objection on the trailer of Anil Kapoor's upcoming film 'AK Vs AK'
Anil Kapoor clarifies his situation, offers 'sincere apology' within hours of the tweet
New Delhi: 'The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn" this was the reaction of Indian Air Force on Twitter as soon as the trailer of Anil Kapoor's upcoming film 'AK Vs AK' went viral. Earlier IAF had raised objections against the flick Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and had pulled Dharma Productions to court. The objections have instantly been responded to by the actor.
In the trailer of AK Vs AK that is viral on the Internet, Anil Kapoor is seen shooting for a film while wearing an Air Force officer’s costume. The actor then meets Anurag Kashyap, who tells him that he has just 10 hours to save his daughter. Anil Kapoor jumps through several hurdles, fights with Anurag and uses some swear words while trying to find his lost daughter Sonam Kapoor. The IAF has tweeted objection about the way uniform has been used in the film and along with the language.
The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn.@NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72#AkvsAk https://t.co/F6PoyFtbuB— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 9, 2020
Anil Kapoor responded to Indian Air Force tweet
After few hours only Anil Kapoor uploaded a video seeking an apology from Indian Air Force and clarifying his position and context of the film in which the Air Force costume was worn by him.
Anil said in the video that it was never his or the makers’ intention to hurt anyone’s feelings. He explained how he plays a distraught actor in the film, wearing an IAF uniform while searching for his daughter.
Here is what netizens had to say
By the time of writing this news the tweet showing objection of Indian Air Force was tweeted 17,000 times by netizens and liked by more than 42,000. While most of them took the tweet in the right spirit, some of them said that the IAF must understand the difference between 'REEL' and the 'REAL'. “Lol, it’s just a film. You guys need to chill,” wrote a Twitter user. “Dear IAF .. Costume -- NOT Uniform Actor -- NOT IAF Officer Artist rules -- NOT IAF rules Reel -- NOT Real Next what- target kids in fancy dress donning uniform costume,” wrote another.
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