Farhan Akhtar is popular for expressing his concerns over several ongoing issues in the country. Once again the actor- filmmaker expressed his views on the raging issue of fuel price hike.
The prices of Petrol and Diesel are hitting the roof at Rs 77.17 per litre and Rs 68.34 per litre in Delhi, respectively. In Mumbai, the petrol price has reached a new high. It is priced at Rs. 84.99 per litre whereas diesel is sold at Rs 72.76/litre.
The fuel price hike issue has become the hot topic of discussion on social media. Taking a dig at the government, recently Farhan Akhtar expressed his opinion on the rising fuel prices. The Bollywood star also revealed how the prices can be brought down.
Farhan Akhtar tweeted ,“84 per litre mubarak to you and your loved ones.
Actual cost I believe is ₹31, based on info i could find online (do correct me if I’m wrong, happy to learn) .. the rest are central & state taxes, cess & commissions. Just so you know that the price can be brought down.” He again wrote on the wall of Twitter, “Anyway .. my take and opinion on this #fuelhike matter is out there for you to think about, agree with or criticise. I must get on with my life now… Jai Hind.”
This didn’t go down well with Twitter as they trolled the film maker on the social media. His tweet also evoked angry reactions from the supporters of the current BJP-led government at the Centre with many posting nasty replies on Farhan’s timeline. Some comments are as follows:
Luckystar1@Luckyst29640939: Sir a ticket in a multiplex cost 200 rs it can be brought down if so called superstars r paid less just asking
IamAtheist@NikhilB15338339: Still far better than wasting money on crap bollywood movies.
Ticket price of movies itself start at 100 rs minimum n cn go upto 400-500 per ticket in multiplexes.
Now that petrol price is high, Boycott all bollywood movies and save ur money to buy petrol
the _accidental_dr@deepakmota1: Welcome sir… We the citizen of this country accept it… But. R THOSE TICKETS OF MULTIPLEX AND POPCORN AND COLD DRINKS REALLYY 150 OR 200 Rs ????? Plz enlighten me on it….
If a doctor charges consulting fee 500-750 it’s too much ???? HAINA ??? #BASELESSQUETIONS
On the work side, Farhan Akhtar is currently busy in his upcoming production venture Gold starring Akashy Kumar, directed by Reema Kagti, which is set against the backdrop of the Indian Independence era and revolves around India’s first victory at hockey in the Olympics.
On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar was also supposed to act in two movies as an hero in two films but the sources say that he has opted out of both of them. He is yet to announce about his next directorial venture.
Farhan Akhtar and ‘Mast Mast’ girl Raveena Tandon have commented on the steep rise in the prices of petrol and diesel at a time when big Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Akshay Kumar have chosen to maintain silence.