Actor Akshay Kumar has apologised for a photo, now deleted from his social media accounts, of himself holding the Indian flag upside down.
After this picture was posted, the 49-year-old actor was bombarded with comments condemning his ‘disrespect towards the tricolour’.
The actor, however, promptly, deleted the picture from Twitter and wrote an apology, accepting his mistake.
His fans also came out in support for him.
“Extending my sincerest apology for violating the code of conduct for the tricolor. Didn’t mean to offend anyone, the picture has been removed,” the 49-year-old actor tweeted.
Akshay attended the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday and posted several updates online.
The deleted photo was captioned “#WomenInBlue, we are rooting for you.”
The actor also interacted with the players. He tweeted a picture, after India lost the match.
The movie Rustom (2016) brought him the coveted National Award for Best Actor.
The Actor said , “I am a true patriot and I feel proud to associate myself with such films. I am lucky that I get to do such films. I think we all are patriots…Who doesn’t like watching his national flag flying high in the sky. In fact there are a few scenes in Airlift that gave me goosebumps. There was a scene where the Tricolour flies at the airport and it gave me goosebumps and at the same time made me feel proud”.