Akshay Kumar's 'Mission Raniganj' Motion Poster Sparks Debate As He Replaces 'India' With 'Bharat'

Akshay Kumar has changed the title of his upcoming film, Mission Raniganj: The Great Indian Rescue, to Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue.

Akshay Kumar is back with a new film, Mission Raniganj, and it has an interesting connection to the name Bharat. Akshay Kumar shared the film's poster on Wednesday, but critics noticed that he had made many changes in his Instagram post, replacing "India" with "Bharat" in a few places.

Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Mission Raniganj, was The Great Indian Rescue. However, when the actor released the motion poster of the film on Wednesday, netizens noticed that the title had made it to the poster, but with an interesting alteration. The word "India" had been replaced with "Bharat".

The title of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Mission Raniganj, was changed from The Great Indian Rescue to The Great Bharat Rescue. Another user commented, "Yaha bhi Bharat (Bharat here as well) (thinking emoji)." This means "Even here, it is Bharat (India)."

The user was referring to the fact that Akshay Kumar had changed the word "India" to "Bharat" in the title of the film, but had not done the same in the caption. The rescue drama, directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, who also helmed Rustom, and produced by Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment, also stars Parineeti Chopra.

Akshay Kumar recently announced on Independence Day that he has acquired Indian citizenship. The actor previously held only Canadian citizenship. Interestingly, his last collaboration with the director of Mission Raniganj, Tinu Suresh Desai, earned him his first National Film Award for Best Actor for Rustom (2016).

The debate over whether India should be officially renamed Bharat began when President Draupadi Murmu invited heads of state and chief ministers to an official banquet during the G20 Summit in New Delhi. The invitations used the word "Bharat" instead of "India", sparking a controversy.