Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar tweeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take speedy measures for evacuation of Indians in Juba, South Sudan. Akshay Kumar appealed to the Sushma Swaraj for the speedy evacuation of the stranded Indians.
Juba is witnessing escalated violence due to clashes between anti and pro government forces. India has been putting in place an evacuation plan for its nationals from the war-torn country.
“There are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba and nearly 150 are outside Juba. At present, the fighting is taking place in Juba,” Sushma Swaraj told ANI.
Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter: “@SushmaSwaraj Ma’am request for speedy measures and actions to evacuate Indians stranded in Sudan. Prayers with them. #SaveIndiansInJuba.”
In response to this, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “Akshay Kumar ji – Pl do not worry. We are evacuating Indian nationals from Juba (South Sudan).”
In the movie ‘Airlift’, Akshay Kumar played Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal, who lead the the evacuation of his countrymen based in Kuwait during the attack by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.