Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s Nashik trip in a chopper has sparked controversy, as food and civil supplies minister and guardian minister of the district Chhagan Bhujbal has ordered a probe into the permission for the actor’s air travel and stay at a resort during ongoing lockdown. Bhujabal has ordered district collector to probe how the actor got the permissions and why Nashik city police provided him protection when he travelled to the rural part of the district outside their jurisdiction.
Following controversy over the actor’s trip, Bhujbal spoke to the media at Nashik on Saturday morning. He said a probe will be conducted into allegations of violation of rules related to the Bollywood actor’s tour.“I have asked district collector to probe into the permissions given for his chopper, stay at Trimbakeshwar and why Nashik city police provided his escort when his tour was in rural part of the district,” he said.
According to local media reports, several senior police officers met him during his stay in Nashik. Bhujbal said that he was surprised with the VIP treatment the Bollywood actor received during his visit. Akki has been actively involved in helping the needy and underprivileged during the COVID-19 crisis. In an attempt to raise awareness, Akshay also released a short film based on 'self-reliant' or 'atmanirbhar' India. Akshay has donated Rs 3 crore to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). He had earlier donated Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund to help fight the novel coronavirus.