Akshay Kumar hounded by a celebrity harasser

By Subhash K Jha

On Monday morning when Akshay Kumar returned from Singapore after shooting for Priyadarshan’s Dan Dana Dan he was quickly taken to the police station for the obscenity charge regarding his denim unbuttoning event, and even more quickly released on bail.

Akshay drove off to Karjat to join Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the shooting of Vipu Shah’s Instant Replay.

But the most shocking aspect to emerge from the whole unsavoury unbuttoning episode is the fact that the selfstyled social worker who filed a case against Akshay and his wife for obscenity is a serial celebrity harasser.

Says a source close to Akshay, “This man Anil Naik has earlier filed similar obscenity complaints against Mamta Kulkarni, Milind Soman and Madhu Spare. He apparently thrives on getting publicity from seeking out celebrities from the entertainment world and harassing them.”

Akshay is not amused. Says his friend, “When he reached Mumbai press persons called to ask if he had been captured, as though he was a dangerous fugitive. But what had he done?

Opened one button of his jeans, and that too by his wife? Akshay is very hurt by the while episode specially since the man behind the campaign had earlier harassed a very dear co-star Mamta Kulkarni.”