One user even wrote that it’s sad as Akshay couldn’t attend the Cannes Film Festival due to COVID. The user added that he would have set the red carpet on fire. The comment read, “Happy to see Akki back in action. Sad he missed Cannes, would have set the red carpet on fire 😂😂😂😂.”
While many were happy to see him back on the sets, a small section of internet users trolled him. A user wrote, “Cannes khatam hote hi” – indicating that the actor used COVID as the reason to avoid Cannes. Referring to his pan masala ad commercial, another user commented, “Vimal kha kae speedy recovery.”
Meanwhile, helmed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Akshay will essay the role of warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan in the historical drama. Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar is making her acting debut with the film. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij and Ashutosh Rana. The film has been slated to hit the theatres on June 06.