Akshay Kumar’s Vin Petrol troll becomes a trend

Published Dec 12, 2015, 10:42 pm IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
After Akshay trolled Deepika’s Vin Diesel picture, social media is buzzing with inspired versions.

Online trends come from the strangest of places – and this new one was born after Bollywood actress posted a picture of her posing with Fast &Furious star actor Vin Diesel. Of course, the image went viral – that prompted the motley crew of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan to respond with their own version and title it ‘Vin Petrol’! Now, it’s the turn of fans across the country to follow suit with their own versions.

Kirthi Jayakumar, an author and lawyer based in Chennai, posted her picture with her colleagues and called it ‘Vin Electric’. She said, “I nicknamed Vinay, a dear friend and colleague ‘Vin Diesel’ because he’s bald and because, well, because. When the actors put up their photos- Roshini, a friend, tagged us and said we should have our own version. So, it ended up with five of us posing with a begrudging Desi-Diesel.” Later, they tagged Riteish on the picture on Twitter and he responded saying, “hahaha super”.

Ronak from Mumbai posted his ‘Vin Kerosene’ version of the viral photo, and laughs “We are all a group of gym buddies and we have always called this friend Vin Diesel. The moment I saw Akshay trolling Deepika Padukone, I knew we had to do one too!”

Shivaleeka Oberoi and her friends too found the picture most amusing, and also put up a similar photo. “I can’t divulge much because I work for movies but this picture was taken on the sets of Housefull 3. After Akshay Kumar put up his photo, we did the same,” she grins.

After Vin Kerosene and Vin Electric, it remains to be seen what more fans can come up with Hmm. Vin Solar, anyone?!

It all started from here:

The picture Deepika posted: