Kumar Facing Police Inquiry Over Fashion Show Stunt
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is in trouble with police in India after authorities received a complaint of "obscenity" following his appearance at a recent fashion show.
The star, who recently performed alongside Kylie Minogue in new movie Blue, is a brand ambassador for Levi's Unbuttoned range of jeans and took to the catwalk at a show in Mumbai on Monday (30Mar09) to promote the collection.
But during his turn on the runway, Kumar sparked controversy by walking towards his wife, Twinkle, who was sitting in the front row, and asked her to unbutton his jeans.
The stunt has caused outrage in the conservative country and police are now set to investigate the matter after an official complaint was lodged with the city's authorities.
Senior Police Inspector S.G. Nekalikar, from the Vakola police force, says, "At present, we are investigating whether a case can be filed in this matter or not. After preliminary inquiry, we will see whom we can file the case against."
Kumar has now apologised for his behaviour, adding in a statement, "If I have hurt anyone's sentiments with my actions, I'm sorry because I didn't mean to."