Akshay Kumar’s old video on Bangalore molestation is falsely linked to Manipur issue.


Akshay Kumar Speaks About #ManipurViolence

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A heart-wrenching video of two women paraded naked and sexually assaulted in Manipur has shaken the country. The public, political parties, court and some of the celebrities condemned the act seeking swift action against the accused.

Meanwhile, a video clip purportedly showing the actor Akshay Kumar expressing his grief over a molestation incident is shared with the claim that he is speaking about Manipur viral video incident. This video is shared with hashtags related to Manipur violence. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When searching the actor Akshay Kumar’s social media pages including his Twitter account regarding any post on the Manipur issue, we found him tweeted that he was shaken and disgusted to see the video of violence against women in Manipur. “I hope the culprits get such a harsh punishment that no one ever thinks of doing a horrifying thing like this again”, reads his tweet further. No other video is found relating to the Manipur incident.

When reverse searching the keyframes of the viral video we found his tweet dated January 2017 carrying the video with the caption “The Bangalore incident makes me feel we r evolving backwards,from humans to animals,rather beasts coz even animals are better!Truly shameful”.

NDTV reported that Akshay Kumar posted a video message on Twitter to share his outrage over the molestation of women in Bengaluru on New Year’s Eve. The article reported that he said, “I am ashamed to be a human being today. I was returning from my New Year’s vacation with my four-year-old daughter in my arms when I learnt about the molestation incident in Bangalore. I don’t know how did you all feel about it, but my blood started boiling. I am a daughter’s father but even if I was not one, I feel if a society cannot respect its women, it doesn’t deserve to be called a humane society,” in the video.

Most disgusting, he added, was that “people have the guts to justify such shameful acts by criticising women for their choice of clothes.”  He advised that women should not consider themselves inferior to men, “just be fearless, be alert and learn self-defence.”


It is found that an old video of Akshay Kumar expressing his grief over a molestation incident in Bangalore in 2017 is falsely linked to the Manipur issue. It is to be noted that he tweeted to express his outrage over the Manipur incident.

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