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Bollywood star rapped for catwalk unbuttoning act.

Summary: Indian police have registered a case accusing Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and his wife of obscenity after she unbuttoned his jeans during a fashion show.

Mumbai police said they acted after a

Indian police have registered a case accusing Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and his wife of obscenity after she unbuttoned his jeans during a fashion show.

Mumbai police said they acted after a complaint was lodged against Kumar and Twinkle Khanna by social worker Anil Nair who called the performance "vulgar and indecent."

Kumar, a brand ambassador for Levi's "Unbuttoned" range, was strutting down the catwalk last week when he stopped in front of his wife, who was seated in the audience, and asked her to undo his jeans. "We have registered a case against Akshay, Twinkle and the organizers of Lakme Fashion Week," an unnamed police officer told the Press Trust of India news agency late Saturday.

The lawyer who filed the complaint, SG Pandey was quoted by Reuters as saying charges would filed against the "abettor" of the fashion show and the Grand Hyatt hotel where it took place.

India's obscenity laws are punishable by a maximum of two years' imprisonment and a fine of 2,000 rupees ($39).

The actor, who has 80 films under his belt, has apologized for the incident.

He starred in the 2008 hit Singh is Kinng and has played the leading role in several comedy and action films.

Celebrities have previously landed in hot water over behavior deemed to be offensive in culturally conservative India.

In 2007 a court issued arrest warrants for actress Shilpa Shetty and Hollywood star Richard Gere after he hugged and kissed her at an AIDS awareness event, but the case was eventually thrown out.

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