Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is not new to controversies. In a career spanning 3 decades, the actor has appeared in almost 100 films and he is undoubtedly one of the most respected actors in Bollywood. However, having worked for so many years, the actor has also landed in trouble for a plethora of reasons.
Back in 2017, Khiladi Kumar had landed in trouble for his inappropriate remark over Mallika Dua.
During his appearance on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2017, he was seen promoting one of his films. As per the show’s format, show requires mentors and judges to ring a huge bell that is on an elevated platform. Akshay “jokingly” told Mallika, “Mallika ji aap bell bajao, main aapko bajata hoon.”
Akshay’s remark did not do well with many and he invited a flurry of criticism on social media.
While his comment was edited out of the episode before aired, a clip featuring the comment was leaked on Twitter.
Mallika Dua shared the clip from the episode and wrote, “Hey! Quick question. Does anyone find 5:26 funny? Charming? Entertaining? Family entertainment. GEC.”
In the following tweet she said, “So, I want humor to be limitless. I also don’t want to be uncomfortable at my workplace. The lines are blurred. (sic)” Meanwhile, a senior journalist even slammed the superstar for making an inappropriate comment to comedian Mallika in a Facebook post that was deleted later.
The journalist wrote, “I am going to screw this cretin Akshay Kumar for telling his co-worker Mallika Dua that “aap bell bajao main aap ko bajata hun” at 5:26. This is his sense of humor and language.”
Vinod Dua’s post was taken off by Facebook but while speaking to IANS he said, “I don’t expect an apology from Star Plus as they have not aired this episode. But I expect an apology from this fellow (Akshay Kumar).”
Well, it's worth noting that Khiladi Kumar has even stood up for his co-stars in the past.
For unversed, Akshay Kumar had denounced Siddharth Jadhav’s alleged racist comments about his Housefull 3 co-star Lisa Haydon on Comedy Nights Bachao.
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