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Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and others react to diplomatic row between Maldives and India; promote Lakshwadeep Islands

en Bollywood News Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and others react to diplomatic row between Maldives and India; promote Lakshwadeep Islands

Many Indians united to respond to Maldivian Minister who made derogatory remarks comparing Indian beaches to Maldives tourism. 

The relationship between Maldives and India was deeply affected recently when the Minister of the beachy country made some unfavourable and offensive remarks about Indian beaches and Indian tourism. While many Indian citizens decided to react to it and lashed out at the minister for making such comments against a country and its citizens, many Bollywood celebrities have also come in support of their country.

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and others join hands react to diplomatic row between Maldives and India; promote Lakshwadeep Islands

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and others react to diplomatic row between Maldives and India; promote Lakshwadeep Islands

For the unversed, Maldives and Indian political and diplomatic relations has been witnessing a strain of sorts after a change in the government. Adding to it, where a few comments made by a certain Maldivian Minister not only about India but also its tourism which has not gone down well with the country and its government. Although the Maldivian government has issued a statement clarifying that these remarks represent a personal opinion and not a political one against India, citizens continue to lash out at Maldivians on social media, especially against the ones who are making comments about Indian hygiene and the conservation of their beaches.

Among them was Akshay Kumar, who also reposted a few derogatory comments made about India and compared the country to Maldives tourism, as he added, “Came across comments from prominent public figures from Maldives passing hateful and racist comments on Indians. Surprised that they are doing this to a country that sends them the maximum number of tourists. We are good to our neighbors but why should we tolerate such unprovoked hate? I've visited the Maldives many times and always praised it, but dignity first. Let us decide to #ExploreIndianIslands and support our own tourism.”


Salman Khan appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gesture of visiting the islands and promoting its tourism as he shared, “It is so cool to see our Hon PM Narendrabhai Modi at the beautiful clean n stunning beaches of Lakshadweep, and the best part is that yeh hamare India mein hain.”


Joining him were celebrities like John Abraham and Shraddha Kapoor. John Abraham wrote, “With the amazing Indian hospitality, the idea of “Atithi Devo Bhava” and a vast marine life to explore. Lakshwadeep is the place to go.” On the other hand, Shraddha Kapoor penned, “All these images and memes making me super FOMO now (heart eye emoji) Lakshadweep has such pristine beaches and coastlines, thriving local culture, I’m on the verge of booking an impulse chhutti  <3 This year, why not #ExploreIndianIslands”.

Amitabh Bachchan also joined the conversation and tweeted about the beauty of Indian islands. Agreeing to a tweet shared by former cricketer Virendra Sehwag, the legendary actor shared, "Viru paji .. this is so relevant and in the right spirit of our land .. our own are the very best .. I have been to Lakshadweep and Andamans and they are such astonishingly beautiful locations .. stunning waters beaches and the underwater experience is simply unbelievable .. हम भारत हैं , हम आत्मनिर्भर हैं , हमारी आत्मनिर्भरता पे आँच मत डालिये जय हिन्द"

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