- Farhan Akhtar had recently received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- He responded to the Twitter user who criticised him
- "The drive in is for 45 +," Farhan wrote in his reply to the user
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-in facility in Maharashtra's Andheri, was on Monday criticised by a Twitter user, who called him a "VIP brat." The Twitter user criticised Farhan Akhtar for using the drive-in vaccination facility, as he believed that it is "reserved" only for senior citizens. "Another VIP brat Farhan Akhar gets out of turn vaccination at the drive in reserved for 60+years senior citizens," the Twitter user wrote. He further accused the actor for "using his status for vaccination," as he wrote: "Either he is 60+, physically challenged that we do not know off, or used his status for vaccination." Shutting down the Twitter user, the 47-year-old actor responded to his tweet and clarified that the drive-in vaccination facility has been set up for citizens above the age of 45. "The drive in is for 45 + .. now do something constructive for society with your time like losing your phone," Farhan wrote in his reply to the user.
Check out Farhan Akhtar's tweet here:
The drive in is for 45 + .. now do something constructive for society with your time like losing your phone. https://t.co/zLgyhhtQIO— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 10, 2021
The 47-year-old actor, had on Saturday announced on Twitter that he has received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-in facility. He also thanked the Mumbai Police and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the streamlined process of vaccination drive at the facility. "Got my first jab today via drive through at Andheri sports complex. Thank you to BMC and Mumbai Police for the streamlined system. To those waiting their turn, the process does take 2-3 hours (for now) so please be patient. Carry water and a snack, if need be. Stay safe," Farhan Akhtar tweeted.
Take a look at his tweet here:
Got my first jab today via drive through at Andheri sports complex. Thank you to @mybmc & @MumbaiPolice for the streamlined system.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 8, 2021
To those waiting their turn, the process does take 2-3 hours (for now) so please be patient. Carry water & a snack, if need be. Stay safe.
Besides Farhan, several other Bollywood celebrities have recently stepped out to get their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these celebrities include Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza.
In terms of work, Farhan Akhtar will next be seen in sports-drama Toofan. The film was scheduled to premiere on online streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on May 21 but has been postponed in the light of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film stars Mrunal Thakur opposite Farhan Akhtar.