Bollywood Star Anil Kapoor along with Netflix issued an apology after Indian Air Force objected to the portrayal of IAF’s uniform in Netflix’s upcoming film ‘AK vs AK’, starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap, by calling it “inappropriate.” In the scene, actor Anil Kapoor who is playing himself in the film, can be seen wearing an untucked IAF uniform.
IAF, in a tweet via its official handle, said that Anil Kapoor is donning the uniform “inaccurately” in the scene and that the language used in the clip is “inappropriate”. They have asked the makers to withdraw the related scenes in the film.
“The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn. @NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72 #AkvsAk,” the tweet read.
The tweet was in the response to Anil Kapoor’s post which featured a short clip from ‘Ak vs Ak’. Now, Anil Kapoor and Netflix have issued an apology to the IAF on social media.
“Hon. @IAF_MCC, our intention would never be to disrespect the Armed Forces of India in any regard. AK Vs. AK is a film in which Anil Kapoor and his co-stars are playing themselves as actors. At no point does the film represent the Indian Air Force or our Armed Forces. We have nothing but the highest respect for the brave people protecting our nation,” read Netflix’s tweet.