Twinkle Khanna responds to objection raised by an army man on auctioning Akshay Kumar's Rustom costume

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's decision to auction the Navy uniform costume used in the 2016 film Rustom has triggered a massive controversy. An Army man has written an open letter to Twinkle Khanna slamming her for this movie.
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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's decision to auction the Navy uniform costume used in the 2016 film Rustom has triggered a massive controversy. A few days ago, Akshay took to Twitter to announce that the naval officer uniform he donned in the movie is going up for auction. The bidding is for raising money for an NGO which works for animal rescue. 

Twinkle also shared the news saying, "Using all the goodwill I have left to raise money for a good cause :) Do bid folks! And thank you @karanjohar @hrithikroshan @sonamkapoor and of course @akshaykumar for giving all this fab stuff to @saltscout toward the Janice Smith trust for animal welfare!''

However, the post didn't go down well with some netizens and they slammed Akshay and Twinkle on social media. Not only this, now an Army man has written an open letter to Twinkle Khanna slamming her and Akshay for their move and also threatening to take a legal recourse.

Criticising the idea of auctioning the uniform, Sandeep Ahlawat, a serving army officer, in a Facebook post said that, “What Akshay wore in the movie was a costume, not uniform Indian Armed forces’ wives do not auction their husbands' uniforms”.

Here's the Facebook post:
 
Twinkle dubbed the post as violent and retaliated saying that she will respond by taking legal action. She wrote, ''As a society do we really think it’s all right to threaten a woman with bodily harm for trying to raise funds for a charity by auctioning a uniform used in a movie,a piece of film memorabilia ? I will not retaliate with violent threats but by taking legal action! #JaiHind.''

Today, Sandeep Ahlawat took to Facebook again to put out his point of view on the issue. He wrote, ''I am a tax paying and law abiding citizen of this great and free country. I lead a non descript and non-glamourous life and would not barter it with anything under the sun. You on the other hand are a filmstar/wife of a famous filmstar, entitled, privileged lady who is always riding the high horse.''

''You are also a prolific writer of some repute who has profferd her views on both political and social scene with elan, wit and satire, I had hoped that you will not be sensitive to the use of idiom 'bloody nose' which in military speak means to defeat someone/ standing up for what is right/ giving a good fight (you out of sheer arrogance/conceit did not even refer to a dictionary) going forward we will not be surprised if you do not know the meaning of 'Honour' and 'Pride'. Indian soldiers 'live' and 'die' day in day out by these two words,'' he added.

Check the entire post here:
 

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Now it just seems like she is using that old trick of creating controversy to garner media attention. For a writer she might want to use her words carefuly so not to mislead people, unless that was the whole point. Navy Uniform vs Costume two very different things.

I can appreciate where he is coming from, but then when he further goes on about a 'bloody nose' he's lost the argument.

Good grief , just auction some other outfit of Akshay's from any of his other movies ! What's there to bang on about being a woman here also . In any case it's illegal to copy & sell the armed forces' uniform . Keep Akshay's outfit as memorabilia of his National Award win.

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