Bollywood adds glamour to fleet review

Bollywood adds glamour to fleet review

The Indian Navy has roped in Bollywood stars to add glitz to its mega maritime show, which brought navies from around the world to the City of Destiny.

Superstar Akshay Kumar and top line heroine Kangana Ranaut were present at the inauguration of the event on Friday and the international fleet review on Sunday during which the presidential boat INS Sumitra sails through columns of warships and submarines anchored off Visakhapatnam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi played pranks with Akshay Kumar’s son Aarav, who accompanied his father. “Proud moment in a father’s life, when the prime minister pulls your son’s ear in jest and calls him a good boy,” Kumar tweeted soon after disembarking.

The brand ambassador for international fleet review 2016 recently faced criticism from the Ministry of External Affairs for wrongly depicting some of the facts related to MEA’s role during the 1990 evacuation of more than 1.5 lakh Indians from Kuwait during the Gulf war in his film Airlift.

The IFR’s filmy links did not end with Akshay and Kangana. The Navy had flown in young actor Sundip Ved from Mumbai to give special commentary during the fleet review as well as for the international city parade, scheduled for Sunday.

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