Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced the re-opening of cinema halls in the state on Sunday. This led to many filmmakers announcing their long delayed films.
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty also announced that his much awaited film Sooryavanshi will hit the theatres on Diwali. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead while Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh will be seen doing a cameo.
Akshay Kumar also took to his social media handles to announce the release of Sooryavanshi sharing behind-the-scenes pictures from the sets of the film. He can be seen engrossed in a conversation with Rohit Shetty, Ajay Devgn, and Ranveer Singh in the photo . The actors are seen dressed as police officers.
However, IPS officer RK Vij who has a verified account on Twitter commented on the photo. He wrote in Hindi, “The Inspector is sitting while the SP is standing, this does not happen”.
इंस्पेक्टर साहेब बैठे हैं (तन कर) और एस पी साहब खड़े, ऐसे नही होता है जनाब 😊 https://t.co/iIvElW9pxC
— RK Vij (@ipsvijrk) September 25, 2021
Responding to the observation made by DGP Vij, Akshay Kumar clarified, “Janab ye toh Behind the Scenes photo hai. Hum Kalakaar logon ke liye jaise hi camera on hua, ekdum protocoal waapas. (Sir, this is Behind-the-scenes photo. For us artists, as soon as the camera is turned on, protocol returns.) Regards forever to our great police forces. Hope you like the film when you watch it.”
जनाब ये तो Behind the Scenes फ़ोटो है। हम कलाकार लोगों के लिए जैसे ही कैमरा ऑन हुआ, एकदम protocol वापस 😊
Regards forever to our great police forces. Hope you like the film when you watch it.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 26, 2021
Then the officer thanked Akshay for his response.
— RK Vij (@ipsvijrk) September 26, 2021
Sooryavanshi is from Rohit Shetty’s cop universe which also comprises the characters of Singham (played by Ajay Devgn) and Simmba (played by Ranveer Singh). Akshay Kumar will be essaying the role of Veer Sooryavanshi.