Akshay Kumar has always maintained that he cares for his fans. No wonder, when he realized that some of his fans were misusing his name for their own benefits, he took to social media and forewarned the genuine ones.
Quoted Akshay, "I have heard some upsetting news that some members of my 'Fan Club' have been misleading some fans and duping them of money with false promises of landing an Assistant Director's job on my films. Please don't be naive and don't give away your hard earned money to crooks."
This comes close on the heels of other news making rounds where fake casting agents have set up base.
"This isn't the start and end of it all. Do you know that a veteran actor's name is being used to sell drugs that apparently increase libido amongst men? A self-proclaimed 'hakeem' has put a picture of him with the actor and duping men into believing that the actor came to him for help. Then there is another man who once clicked his picture with a veteran character actor and showed them to a couple of girls in Nepal. He promised to make them heroines and then pushed them into flesh trade in Mumbai," informs our source.
"He really cares for his fans and is very interactive with them on Facebook and Twitter. If you observe him closely, he likes to form connect with them via social media and shares general awareness as well as jokes and some light hearted banter with the commoners. When he was informed of this incident where his name was being misused, he immediately decided to warn his fans," informs his close associate.
Added Akshay, "Well, if you are my fan then you know my story. There is no shortcut to success, so believe in yourself and work hard."
As for the crooks, he had just one statement to make, "To those involved in this scam, may you get what you deserve."