Akshay Kumar loves fire. When he is not setting the box office on fire with his blazing opening numbers, he, occasionally, decides to pour inflammable items on himself and light up like a Diwali night in Delhi.
After all, the original Khiladi has to live up to his 'daredevil' image.
This time (oops!), Akshay did it again. On stage. At the launch of his upcoming venture with Amazon Prime Videos, The End. And although he wants us to trust him that this is only the beginning, we sincerely hope this is the end of the fire show.
Literally, all fired up for my association with @PrimeVideoIN’s THE END (working title). Trust me, this is only the beginning ????@JSalke @vikramix @Abundantia_Ent pic.twitter.com/BL2PS4iJPQ— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 5, 2019
The audience loved it. So did the makers of the show — given that Akshay Kumar and The End started trending on Twitter immediately after.
Wife Twinkle Khanna, however, wasn't very amused.
Crap! This is how I find out that you decided to set yourself on fire ! Come home and I am going to kill you-in case you do survive this! #GodHelpMe https://t.co/K7a7IbdvRN— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 5, 2019
Who's going to douse that fire, Akki?
Now that’s something I’d actually be afraid of ???? https://t.co/cqCqXDrbSs— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 5, 2019
Of course this was just friendly banter. No, Akshay 'Khiladi' Kumar doesn't get beaten up at home by his wife, this is not a commentary on the sad state of Indian men, or la-di-da. It. Was. A. Joke. And therefore, it is only apt for us to point out that Akki just got trolled by Twinkle.
Now that the trolling has started, why should tweeple hold back?
Some helpfully pointed out that Akshay had pulled a similar stunt close to 10 years ago when he was promoting a brand of denim. Guess we know who won the #10YearChallenge?
April 2009 To March 2019 Time Changes But @akshaykumar Sir Doesn't Playing With The Fire ????????????????????#10YearChallenge #KhiladiKumar pic.twitter.com/4lPFzv229K— Bhushan Khiladi (@Bhushanadhau1) March 6, 2019
Others, though mighty impressed at Akki's consistent performance, were still quite concerned.
I remembered keemat when you set fire in your blue jeans to fight 7 fighters alone.What an action scene!It can only be performed by Akshay Kumar.This time fire got allover your https://t.co/ZLXrxdGv0S careful Akki. pic.twitter.com/fGvBuviBAz— abdesselam don (@abdesselamdon1) March 6, 2019
But most woke tweeple just applied Akshay's casual fiery walk to everyday lives. And made poetry...
Ouch! Summer is coming, though!
When i go out in the summers???????? https://t.co/6h1K5iAXur— PuraniJeansNayaDaur (@puranijeansnd) March 6, 2019
I am fine. Suchi!
me pretending everything is fine when my life is falling apart https://t.co/Vz5UMXHMjr— diti ???? (@ughditi) March 5, 2019
Life is an exam.
When you have your boards tomorrow and you enter the hall without completing the 4 most important chapters. https://t.co/p8sEeLbX2A— Mugabae (@Mabenna1) March 6, 2019
When your a** is on fire.
How the team feels when we are nearing deadlines ???? https://t.co/LAG3oizaVB— Sonaal (@sonaal) March 6, 2019
Why on earth are they so hot? Like little bowls of hell!
Me after eating that momo chutney https://t.co/NPkoTm9Ire— Harshit (@Harshithappened) March 5, 2019
Some got really poetic.
*If you light up my soul had a face* ???????? @akshaykumar ❤️???????? https://t.co/8SCadMOXw6— Kesha upadhyay (@keshaupadhyay18) March 5, 2019
Others referenced another hot show about getting LIT in Suits.
(It was just waiting to be said, if you ask us).
Now that's what I call LIT! https://t.co/xyoMKTgDob— MANJmusik (@MANJmusik) March 5, 2019
All good. But you know what we think?
That Akshay Kumar just promoted Kesari — on a stage set for The End.
Akshay Kumar is so productive. He is promoting Kesari and The End in one act. pic.twitter.com/7ZPFfrXqA1— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 6, 2019
But hold on!
Akshay's next with Rohit Shetty coincidentally is titled Sooryavanshi. But coincidence it is not. Of the sun, which means fire... get it? Yup, not two, but three birds — Kesari, Sooryavanshi and The End.
Now that's a true Khiladi!
Also read: 'Kesari' Trailer Launch: Akshay Kumar showcases soldierly pride, Sikh valour and Punjabi power!