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Veena Malik Mocks IAF Pilot in Pakistan Custody, Twitterati Slam Akshay Kumar for Releasing Kesari Song

Veena Malik's mocking tweet on the capture of IAF pilot, Bollywood's plea to bring back Abhinandan Varthaman and Akshay Kumar's "wrongly timed" release of a happy song from Kesari kept the entertainment world buzzing today.

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Updated:February 28, 2019, 7:40 PM IST
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Veena Malik Mocks IAF Pilot in Pakistan Custody, Twitterati Slam Akshay Kumar for Releasing Kesari Song
Veena Malik's mocking tweet on the capture of IAF pilot, Bollywood's plea to bring back Abhinandan Varthaman and Akshay Kumar's "wrongly timed" release of a happy song from Kesari kept the entertainment world buzzing today.

The rising tensions between India and Pakistan continue to be one of the major topics of discussion among artistes from both sides of the border. Several actors have voiced their opinions on social media, both after the Pulwama terror attack as well as the air strikes on POK on Tuesday.

The capture of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman sparked more reactions, with many members of the film industry praying for the safe return of the Wing Commander. In such a situation, Pakistani actress Veena Malik's comments mocking the pilot drew sharp reactions from many, including actress Swara Bhasker, who strongly condemned the tweet.

The release of Akshay Kumar's new song from Kesari also did not go down well with many Twitter users, who thought it was insensitive to be promoting a happy song at a time when the nation is under stress due to escalating tensions at the border. Find out more in our entertainment wrap for today.

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Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who shot to fame in India with her Bigg Boss stint in 2010, took to Twitter to mock Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF Pilot in Pakistan custody. She wrote, "Abhi abhi tu ayo ho...achi mehmaan nawazi ho gi aap ki." Actress Swara Bhasker was quick to react to Veena's post.

Read: Veena Malik Mocks IAF Pilot in Pakistan Custody, Swara Bhasker Gives a Befitting Reply

Akshay Kumar's promotion of the new song from his upcoming film Kesari has evoked a mixed response. While his fans are delighted to see the the actor in a jovial mood from this otherwise serious period film, others have slammed the release of a happy song at a time when tension between India and Pakistan is on the rise.

Read: Twitterati Slam Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar for Releasing Kesari Song, Call It Wrong Timing

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Read: Ed Sheeran Marries Childhood Sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in a Secret Ceremony: Reports

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