Watch: Amid Aarey Protests, Akshay Kumar Takes Mumbai Metro, Hashtags It "Like A Boss"

Watch: Amid Aarey Protests, Akshay Kumar Takes Mumbai Metro, Hashtags It "Like A Boss"

Watch: Amid Aarey Protests, Akshay Kumar Takes Mumbai Metro, Hashtags It "Like A Boss"

New Delhi : Akshay Kumar on Wednesday took metro after a shoot. The actor tweeted a video, saying that he decided to use the metro to travel from Ghatkopar to Versova.

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"My ride for today, the @MumMetro...travelled #LikeABoss from Ghatkopar to Versova beating the peak hours traffic," Akshay Kumar tweeted.



After Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar is the second actor to have come out and praised the Mumbai Metro project amid huge protest against the proposed cutting of over 2700 trees in Aarey Colony, Mumbai to make metro car shed.

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Akshay Kumar, in the video, says that he was shooting in Ghatkopar area and had to reach Versova, 13 km away. "My map said it will take 2 hours and five minutes," he says.

The actor said the director of his upcoming film "Good Newwz" Raj Mehta suggested that he try a ride on the metro. "I said it will be crowded but he said 'let's go'," Akshay says.

"Lekin badhiya hai yaar, fatafat (But this is fantastic, super-quick)," he said, adding that it took him just about 20 minutes to reach Versova.

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The metro seemed ideal during Mumbai's heavy rain when water floods the roads, the actor said.

Mumbai Metro authorities thanked him and tweeted: "We are really ecstatic that you could rely on #MumbaiMetro to beat the traffic & travel #LikeABoss. Thank you. #HaveAGreatEvening."

The campaign against the cutting down of trees in Aarey colony was supported by many Bollywood celebrities like Shraddha Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal and several others.

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Backing the "Save Aarey" campaign, actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, "Aarey Forest in Mumbai, Aravalli hills in Gurgaon, the Bullet Train project... destroying green cover for "development" is going to have devastating consequences. It's time we strike back. Join the #GlobalClimateStrikeIndia in your city from Sep 20-27."



Mr. Bachchan's tweet that extends support to the Mumbai Metro on Monday has upset social media users and people protesting the felling of trees. Activists have been protesting outside his Mumbai home since Wednesday.

Aarey Colony, together with Sanjay Gandhi National Park, is known as the green lung of the metropolis.

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