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Akshay Kumar sets himself on fire. And memes set Twitter ablaze!

Nairita Mukherjee
Nairita MukherjeeMar 06, 2019 | 16:35

Akshay Kumar sets himself on fire. And memes set Twitter ablaze!

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. 


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. 

Who's going to douse that fire, Akki?

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? 


Others, though mighty impressed at Akki's consistent performance, were still quite concerned. 

But most woke tweeple just applied Akshay's casual fiery walk to everyday lives. And made poetry...

Ouch! Summer is coming, though!

I am fine. Suchi! 

Life is an exam. 

When your a** is on fire. 

Why on earth are they so hot? Like little bowls of hell! 

Some got really poetic. 


Others referenced another hot show about getting LIT in Suits.

(It was just waiting to be said, if you ask us). 

All good. But you know what we think?

That Akshay Kumar just promoted Kesari — on a stage set for The End. 

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!

Last updated: March 06, 2019 | 16:35
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