Akshay Kumar is one of the most well-established actors from B-town. However, it is no hidden fact that for quite some time, he has not been able to give his usual huge hits. All of his 2022 films have not done as great as his other movies from the past years used to do. From Ram Setu to Rakshabandhan, 2022 has been a very average year for Akshay Kumar. Furthermore, to top his lousy year, another demotivating thing has happened. For his upcoming Marathi film- Vedat Marthe Veer Daudle Saat, Akshay Kumar recently unveiled his first look as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. However, by doing so, Akshay Kumar gets trolled left, right, and center.
If you are curious to know about the full details of this tale, then you are at the right place. Read on to know the full scoop about how Akshay Kumar gets trolled.
Akshay Kumar Gets Trolled By Netizens
The first look of megastar Akshay Kumar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is going viral on the internet. However, it is safe to say that it is not going viral for good reasons. First, people started criticizing the teaser of the film, where there were “bulbs” that were visible. A Twitter user went on to troll Akshay Kumar as he wrote,
“Shivaji Maharaj ruled from 1674 to 1680. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1880. This is Akshay Kumar playing Shivaji.”
Shivaji Maharaj ruled from 1674 to 1680.
Thomas Edison invented light bulb in 1880.
This is @akshaykumar playing Shivaji.
— Shaheen شاھین (@MalixEagle) December 7, 2022
Several people agreed with this tweet. Although, this is not it. People even criticized the recent video post by Akshay Kumar, shared by him on his Instagram handle. Netizens criticized his look for its “lack of character representation” and the “absence of Shivaji’s physicality and aura” in him.
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Netizens bombarded his post with demotivating comments. One user wrote,
“Dude, you walk like some wacky teenager! Maharaj walked like a lion!”
Another user went like this,
“First Prithviraj, then this.”
Akshay Kumar Gets Compared To Sharad Kelkar
It goes without saying that people are unhappy with the casting of Akshay Kumar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. However, they did not just diss him for it but also compared him to Sharad Kelkar. Sharad Kelkar gained lots of appreciation for his portrayal of the great Maratha King in Om Raut’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Therefore, people went on the troll Akshay Kumar by saying his portrayal of Shivaji Maharaj is nothing but a cheap copy.
Many fans have been saying that casting Akshay Kumar as Shivaji Maharaj is not at all impactful. Furthermore, they also mentioned that the problem with Akshay Kumar is that he focuses on churning out a plethora of movies rather than giving just one impressive masterpiece.
Check out how netizens have been comparing Akshay to Sharad.
I hope Akshay Kumar does justice to the role of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj but #SharadKelkar has set such high standards in depicting Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj,it will be really hard to beat his portrayal. pic.twitter.com/R5sLdtpITp
— Aditya Nayak (@adityavnayak) December 6, 2022
— Gaurav गौरव (@gumnaami_baba) December 6, 2022
Announcement me jitna achha lag rha tha ab utna hi kharab lag ra😐 CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ ji ke role ke liye Sharad Kelkar hi best hai.
— 💪Swapneel Shinde 💪 (@Swapnee48766753) December 6, 2022
Not everyone can fit the shoes of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Role
— Nationalist Mumbaikar 🇮🇳™ | (@Ayush_Shah_25) December 6, 2022
Ye to Aashram k bhopa swami lag rhe he the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji to sharad kelkar bane the ek dum suitable the …
— sk (@2907_sk) December 6, 2022
After successfully botching Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s biopic, Akshay Kumar is all set to ruin Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s biopic as well.
Sharad Kelkar would be perfect choice for Shivaji in #VedatMaratheVeerDaudleSaat.
Waiting for Hera Pheri 3’s confirmation only.🥺 pic.twitter.com/MLwRFG9rdE
— Dhaval Balai (@DhavalBalai) December 6, 2022
With this film, Akshay will make his debut in the Marathi industry. Furthermore, this Mahesh Manjrekar directorial also stars Jay Dudhane, Utkarsha Shinde, Vishal Nikam, Hardik Joshi, and Satya, among others, in pivotal roles. The film is set to release next year on Diwali.
What are your thoughts about Akshay’s look as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj? Does he deserve to be trolled like this? Do tell us via the comments below.