Akshay Kumar Fined

Action king Akshay Kumar might have pulled off some dare devil stunts while riding bikes and cars, but that did not cut any ice with a Canadian cop recently. He found himself paying a fine
PTI May 11, 2010 16:47 IST
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Action king Akshay Kumar might have pulled off some dare devil stunts while riding bikes and cars, but that did not cut any ice with a Canadian cop recently. He found himself paying a fine and trying to get out of a traffic ticket while shooting for his film Thank You. He had reversed into the cop's car and naturally, the policeman did not appreciate the little accident.

Our source from the unit said, “It was a simple shot where Akshay had to reverse his car and then move forward. The camera was set across the road to get a proper shot and the unit members were there too. There were a couple of retakes from different angles. Akshay did not realise that a cop had parked his car behind him. So while giving another take, Akshay hit the police car.”

It's not like Mumbai where one can get away with cajoling or a discreet bribe. Before Akshay could explain about the shoot and that it was part of the shot, the cop had cut a ticket.

Our source added, “The cop refused to listen to Akshay. The unit saw the commotion and rushed to the other side, but the cop had already cut the ticket and demanded a fine. Akshay had no choice but to cough up the fine. The unit and director Anees Bazmee explained to the cop that it was for a shot. The cop ended up laughing but he had already fined Akshay. He then spoke to everyone in the unit and even clicked a picture with Akshay on his cell phone. Akshay jokingly told Anees that this is his first ticket ever and he is sad that he got it in Canada and not India.”

Anees Bazmee confirmed the incident and said, “Yes, Akshay got a ticket. He didn't realise that a car had come and parked behind him. We are enjoying teasing Akshay about getting his first ticket.”