Akshay Kumar is someone who usually keeps himself away from controversy, but he has been embroiled in one now. Appearing before SIT (Special Investigation Team), Akshay has denied all charges levelled against him in the Punjab sacrilege case. He even compared his situation to a film, and said this whole hoopla was a ploy to defame him.

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For those who don’t know, Akshay has allegedly mediated a 100 cr deal between Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

In a statement furnished to SIT, Akshay has categorically denied all the allegations. “I met Sukhbir Singh Badal when I visited Punjab in 2011 for a Kabaddi match. And just two-three times afterwards. I know him as I know other political leaders of the country. The period the allegations talk about is the time I was busy with my movies ‘Gabbar is Back’ and ‘Baby’. My wife’s tweet was also taken out of context even when it was a sarcastic jibe at Gurmeet Ram Rahim,” he said.

I and my family have immense respect for and full faith in Guru Granth Sahib and Sikhism and we cannot even imagine to participate in a conspiracy against them,” he added.

On the work front, Akshay has several films in his kitty. He’ll be seen in ‘Kesari’, ‘Good News’ and ‘Housefull 4’ among other films.

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