Producer Ekta Kapoor has called the tabloid subculture ‘insensitive’ and popped out in support of actor Akshay Kumar. Taking to her Instagram Stories on Saturday, Ekta praised Akshay, calling him the ‘maximum reliable, reliable actor’.
Without naming everyone, Ekta Kapoor wrote, “Akshay Kumar is the most reliable actor to work with!!! Depressing tabloid subculture of bringing someone down to spotlight his lows is a hugeeeeee low in itself!!!” She additionally introduced the hashtag–insensitive.
Ekta’s declaration on Akshay comes an afternoon after the release of his modern film Selfiee. The film, directed by Raj Mehta, also stars Emraan Hashmi, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Diana Penty. On Twitter, movie trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures from multiplex chains on Saturday.
He wrote, “#Selfiee at country wide chains… *Day 1* biz…#PVR: sixty four lacs #INOX: 43 lacs #Cinepolis: 23 lacs Total: ₹ 1.30 cr Nett BOC. Shockingly low numbers.” He also shared first day, country wide chains figures for other predominant releases of the yr up to now such as Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and Kartik Aaryan’s Shehzada. “2023 releases… country wide chains simplest – *Day 1* biz… #Pathaan: ₹ 27.08 cr #Shehzada: ₹ 2.92 cr Nett BOC,” he tweeted.
Ekta shared her publication a day after actor Kangana Ranaut criticized Selfiee, co-produced by filmmaker Karan Johar. Kangana had reacted to a box office report of Selfiee that compared her with Akshay. Comparing the first-day business of her remaining movie Dhaakad (2022) in a roundabout way with Selfiee, Kangana had written, “Karan Johar movie Selfie has hardly made 10 lakhs on the first day I don’t see even one change or media person communicate about it forget mocking or bullying him the manner they harass me…”
Selfiee is the good Hindi remake of the 2019 Malayalam film Driving License, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu. Akshay and Emraan Hashmi play a celeb and a cop, respectively. Selfiee is backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production alongside Magic Frames, Prithviraj Productions, Cape of Good Films, and Star Studios.