Superstar Akshay Kumar has reacted to Richa Chadha’s controversial tweet against the Indian Army. Kumar has also worked in several films based on the Indian army. He took to Twitter and said that he is ‘hurt to see’ Richa’s tweet. He shared a screenshot of Richa’s now-deleted tweet and expressed disappointment.
Richa Chadha has come under severe backlash on social media after she reacted to an army commander’s statement on taking Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) back with a reference to the Galwan clash with Chinese troops in 2020. Her tweet was called ‘shameful’ by the netizens and several politicians. She wrote, “Galwan Say Hi” while reacting to the statement of Lt General Upendra Dwivedi that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders like taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Now, Akshay Kumar reacted to the same on Twitter. He wrote, “Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain.”
Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/inCm392hIH
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 24, 2022
The actress deleted her tweet and shared a public apology on Twitter. In her statement, Richa said that her intention was not to hurt or offend anyone. The statement read, “Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the fauj of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part.”
She added that her grandfather, a Lieutenant Colonel, took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war in the 1960s. Her statement further read, “My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood. A whole family is affected when a son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me.”
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 24, 2022