Rajiv Bhatiya, Khiladi Kumar, Boss or whatever you want to call this superstar from Bollywood who turns 51 on Sunday. The boy from Chandni Chowk has indeed come a long way. The Co-stars of this talented actor must be jealous of his career. Akshay has not given a single flop in years, his films earning more than expected and critics are also praising him.
It won’t be wrong to say that if they were to ever make a biopic on the Khiladi’s life, it’d be more masaledaar than all his 100 crore potboilers put together! Keeping aside his image as a patriot that he has made in recent years, let look at Birthday Boys top 5 shocking controversy.
1. The Fashion Show Scandal
While Akshay saw no harm in having his wife unbutton his jeans on the ramp as part of a fashion show, the moral police begged to differ and swiftly slapped a lawsuit on the actor.
2. The Extra – Extra Fling
Despite having the sizzling Raveena Tandon waiting back home, Akki shook the hornet’s nest when a song from Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi featured him getting a tad too intimate with the much older Rekha.
3. The Shirish Kunder Fight
If we had a penny for the number of actors that this one director has ticked off, we’d probably be rich enough to purchase him a huge vat of common sense. As it happens, Shirish left Akshay seeing red over multiple co-ordination issues while filming Joker, with the latter ultimately choosing to give the movie the cold shoulder during its promotions.
4. The Khiladi 786 Controversy
Unfortunately, even his brute muscle power couldn’t help our Khiladi claw his way out of the controversy that the name of his 2012 potboiler landed him in, with the actor ultimately being compelled to change the name of the movie to Khiladi No. 786 to avoid the religious connotations associated with the earlier name.
5. The Affair that every 1 knew about
If Shilpa Shetty was harboring any hopes of reforming this B-town Casanova, we are afraid to say that they died a sad death when Akshay decided to set his sights on Twinkle instead.