Akshay Kumar Gets Trolled For His First Look As Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, ‘Can’t Beat Sharad Kelkar’

Netizens are not impressed with the first look

Akshay Kumar Trolled Playing Shivaji

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 Rakshabandhan2022 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

Akshay Kumar Trolled For Playing Shivaji

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.”

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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A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar)

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

Sharad Kelkar as Shivaji

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.

Akshay Kumar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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.

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. 

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