Controversial Film Title Sparks Outrage: Bollywood Celebrities and Akshay Kumar’s Movie Changes Name, Receives Backlash

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India Means Slavery: Bollywood Celebs Fuel Bharat Row; Akshay Kumar ‘Renames’ Movie, Faces Flak

Akshay Kumar’s New Film Trolled For Replacing India With Bharat In Title

India’s Bollywood industry has found itself entangled in controversy once again, as several celebrities fueled a heated discussion around the title of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film. In a move that sparked outrage among some sections of the audience, the movie “Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue” saw the replacement of “India” with “Bharat”.

Let’s take a closer look at the recent developments:

Akshay Kumar Faces Backlash

Akshay Kumar, one of Bollywood’s most popular actors, faced severe criticism for the decision to rename his film. Social media platforms were flooded with outraged comments from fans and netizens, accusing the superstar of disregarding the importance of the term “India” and succumbing to political pressure.

Multiple News Outlets Report on the Controversy

  • The Hindustan Times published an article titled “‘India Means Slavery’: Bollywood Celebs Fuel Bharat Row; Akshay Kumar ‘Renames’ Movie, Faces Flak”, covering the reactions of various celebrities to the controversy.
  • NDTV Movies highlighted the backlash against Akshay Kumar’s film in an article titled “Akshay Kumar’s New Film Trolled For Replacing India With Bharat In Title”.
  • India TV News featured a teaser for “Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue,” emphasizing Akshay Kumar’s portrayal as a savior for coal mine workers in the movie.
  • News18 listed Akshay Kumar’s upcoming projects, including “Mission Raniganj,” in their article “Mission Raniganj To Hera Pheri 3: 5 Upcoming Films Of Akshay Kumar”.
  • The Indian Express reported on a netizen’s criticism of the editing quality in the promotional poster of “Mission Raniganj”.


The controversy surrounding the renaming of Akshay Kumar’s film has generated significant buzz and heated discussions. As the debate continues, it remains to be seen how the film’s creators and Bollywood industry insiders will respond to the criticism.


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