Akshay metro:

Akshay Kumar took a metro ride from Ghatkopar to Versova in Mumbai. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI – Akshay Kumar shared a video on social media to tell fans about how he got stuck in a jam and decided to take the Mumbai Metro.

In the video, Kumar says that he was shooting in the Ghatkopar area and had to reach Versova. However, it was peak hour and there was too much traffic on the road.

When the actor was at a loss as to how he might reach his destination, Raj Mehta, his director of the upcoming film, “Good Newwz,” suggested Kumar could try a ride on the Metro, and that it would save his time.

“My ride for today, the @MumMetro ...travelled #LikeABoss from Ghatkopar to Versova beating the peak hours traffic (sic),” he wrote alongside the video.

Kumar also elaborated that had he tried reaching Versova from Ghatkopar by road, he would have easily spent a couple of hours, if not more, to reach his destination. On Metro, it took him just about 20 minutes to reach Versova.

The superstar added that metro seemed ideal during Mumbai’s heavy rains, when the roads were flooded.

Mumbai Metro authorities thanked Kumar by tweeting: “We are really ecstatic that you could rely on #MumbaiMetro to beat the traffic & travel #LikeABoss. Thank you. #HaveAGreatEvening.”

Kumar is the second actor to have come out in praise of Mumbai Metro after Amitabh Bachchan, at a time when most Bollywood stars have been protesting the cutting of trees in Aarey Colony to build a metro car shed.

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