BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Bike stunts and movies go hand in hand. Whether it be high-speed races in Torque or spraying bullets while vrooming on Ducatis in Mission Impossible II, they are definitely engaging and thrilling. Not to mention the effect it has on the audience which may try to emulate it, hopefully sans the bullet. And all these actors speeding on stylish two wheelers have one thing in common – no helmets or a general disregard for safety.
Rohit Shetty’s latest cop film Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif might have left the audience in splits after the release of its trailer, but it has caught the foul wind too when an Odisha DCP pulled up Akshay for displaying a bike without taking proper safety measures.
IPS officer Sagarika Nath took to Twitter to voice her displeasure. She wrote, “It’s high time Bollywood realises that they are sending the wrong message to the youth #HelmetMissing #BikeStunts. @akshaykumar you are amazing. Love many of your movies. Let’s reduce fatalities together #BollywoodMustTakeResponsibility.”
It’s high time Bollywood realises that they are sending the wrong message to the youth #HelmetMissing #BikeStunts. @akshaykumar you are amazing. Love many of your movies. Let’s reduce fatalities together #BollywoodMustTakeResponsibility.@arunbothra @SarangiSudhansu @MumbaiPolice https://t.co/iUUKlFYYdx pic.twitter.com/iO4aj98QQ9
— Sagarika IPS (@sagarika_nath) March 3, 2020
The scene in question looks like the part of a song where a helmet less Akshay rides a bike while Katrina is sitting on the fuel tank and embracing him. Akshay’s focus, naturally, is on Katrina and not the road ahead. One of his hands is also around Katrina’s waist. Clearly, safety is far from his mind in the scene.
The film is slated to be released on March 24.
Check out Sooryavanshi‘s trailer: