Farhan Akhtar hits back at a troll who called him ‘VIP brat’ for using drive-in vaccination facility
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar recently his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The actor had shared the news via his social media handles. The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara star had also revealed that he got his first jab using a ‘drive-in’ facility.
As soon as Farhan shared the post he received backlash for allegedly using his ‘celeb status’ to receive vaccine via a drive-through facility. The actor wasted no time in schooling the trolls. Read on to know what he said.
On Saturday Farhan had tweeted, “Got my first jab today via drive-through at Andheri sports complex. Thank You to @mybmc @MumbaiPolice for the streamlined system. 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 (sic).”
Got my first jab today via drive through at Andheri sports complex. Thank you to @mybmc & @MumbaiPolice for the streamlined system.
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. ✊🏽
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 8, 2021
A Twitter user bashed the actor for using his star power to get the vaccine via drive-through facility. Lashing out at the actor, the user wrote, “Another VIP brat @FarOutAkhtar gets out of turn vaccination at the drive-in reserved for 60+years senior citizens… Either he is 60+, physically challenged that we do not know off, or used his status for vaccination(sic).”
Schooling the troll, Farhan replied, “The drive-in is for 45 + .. now do something constructive for society with your time like losing your phone(sic).”
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had started the drive-through facility for senior citizens and specially-abled. It was only recently when they allowed the facility to be used by the 45 plus age group as well.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Farhan will be next seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan. The film was scheduled to release in May this year however owing to the surge in Covid cases, the makers have now pushed its release date.