Bollywood superstar Farhan Akhtar is not only known for his superb acting skills but also for raising his voice for the legitimate. The talented individual once again proved that he is a man of high morales as he highlighted a glaring error in a Bengali text book.
The Bengali textbook carried the image of Farhan Akhtar instead of Indian track legend Milkha Singh. Farhan had played the character of Milkha Singh in his film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The actor highlighted the glaring error in a Twitter post and even asked the Minister of School Education West Bengal to replace the book.
“To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school textbooks to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely.”
To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal.
There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book?
Sincerely. @derekobrienmp https://t.co/RV2D3gV5bd
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 19, 2018
He also tagged TMC spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Dereck O’ Brien for good measure. Netizens were quick to take note of the tweet and it garnered over 400 retweets and 1800 likes. Some came up with hilarious responses while others criticized the publisher for not proof-reading the book before publishing.
Here are some of the tweets:
On it. Thanks for the feedback.
— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) August 19, 2018
This is comedy. Dark comedy. Satirical dark comedy. At first I laughed so hard.. Then I gave it some serious thought.. And then I laughed harder https://t.co/LA4TAZpRL3
— sanket porwal (@sanketporwal) August 19, 2018
What were they thinking?
— Intellectual Fool (@umeshup88) August 19, 2018
— Susan (@susanmuchhala) August 19, 2018
This is the level of people engaged in educatiom sector today…no proof reading of matetials meant for education children…While #MilkhaSingh ran for bringing #Medal for country, we are running for #Money
— P N Singh (@parasjanpara) August 19, 2018
The real culprit is @FarOutAkhtar. Need to punish severely.
— Mayur Agrawal🇮🇳 (@agrawalmayur23) August 19, 2018