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Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna get legal notice for auctioning ‘Rustom’ costumes

Eleven serving defence officers and eight others have sent a legal notice to Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, accusing the Bollywood couple of 'playing with the sentiments' of the armed forces by putting up for auction a naval costume from the film 'Rustom'. (Photo: File)

The group, which also included the wife of a Navy man, said it was offended that the costume was presented as an ‘original naval uniform’.

Mumbai: Eleven serving defence officers and eight others have sent a legal notice to actors Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, accusing the Bollywood couple of “playing with the sentiments” of the armed forces by putting up for auction a naval costume from the Hindi film ‘Rustom’.

The group, which also included the wife of a Navy man and seven retired officers, said it was offended that the actors had listed the costume as an “original naval uniform”. “Uniforms resembling those of the armed forces pose a potential threat to national security as the said uniform, insignia and badges could pass for genuine service clothing and can find their way to anti-national elements who can use it to foment trouble,” the notice said.