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‘Rustom’ Uniform Row: Army Officers Serve Notice to Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna and an auction house have been served a notice by army officers. 

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Twenty one individuals, including 11 serving Army officers and 7 retired officers have reportedly served a notice to Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna and an auction house for planning to auction a naval costume from Akshay’s film, Rustom. According to a report in Republic, the couple has been asked to not auction "Akshay Kumar's Rustom Naval Officer Uniform".

If they do not comply, the report claims that legal action will be taken against them by the individuals.

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The legal notice says that the "uniforms resembling those of armed forces pose potential threat to national security as the said uniform, insignia and badges could pass for genuine service clothing and can find their way to anti-national elements who can use it to foment trouble."

The notice also states that after the Pathankot attack, "Indian Army had issued guidelines urging civilians across the country to avoid wearing army pattern dresses and shopkeepers were asked to not sell combat clothes, uniforms and equipments as it is 'illegal to do so'. Thus, by putting the naval officer uniform for auction you have shown disrespect to national interest and have hurt the sentiments of armed force personnel."

Speaking about the auction, Akshay Kumar had earlier stated that the auction intends to support a good cause and he has not done "anything wrong".

“I support my wife on that matter. I and my wife are doing some work with good intention for a good cause. That was a costume that I used in the film. It is going for (for auction) a good cause. I do not think we have done anything wrong. If anyone finds it wrong then it is okay. I cannot do anything on that..”
Akshay Kumar

(Source: Republic)

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Topics:  Twinkle Khanna   Akshay Kumar   Indian Army 

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