Maniesh Paul has recalled the time he was left embarrassed when Akshay Kumar shouted at him during a show, and the incident left a bad taste in his mouth as his mother was also present. However, Maniesh shared that he was able to pull himself and turn the situation around with his humour, which left Akshay praising him in the end.
Having started as a radio jockey and hosting the Radio City's morning drive-time show, Kasakai Mumbai, Maniesh Paul has certainly come a long way. The actor made his debut with Star One's Ghost Bana Dost. Later, he hosted several TV shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7, Science of Stupid, Dance India Dance Li'l Masters, Nach Baliye 9, and many other award shows. ALSO READ | Govinda Grabs Eyeballs As He Dances To ‘Main To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha’ At Filmfare Achievers Awards In Dubai; Wife Sunita, Maniesh Paul And Others Join Him-WATCH!
Talking to Humans of Bombay, Maniesh recalled the embarrassing yet amusing incident when asked about a funny anecdote with a celebrity. He recalled the time when he had just started hosting film award shows.
It happened so when Akshay Kumar was stepping down the stage and Maniesh asked him, “Akshay sir ek dialogue to bol dijiye (at least say a dialogue).” “He turned back and said chup kar (shut up) in a stern tone. I started sweating at this. My mother had also come for the first time to see my show. I was so embarrassed that beizzati hogayi (I’ve been insulted),” he added.
The actor and host shared that he knew that either it was the end of his career or the beginning. He decided to follow Akshay to his seat despite the director telling him not to do it. ALSO READ | Filmfare Awards 2021: Maniesh Paul Adds Zing And Life To The Ceremony With His Entertaining Hosting
"I started telling him how he insulted me in front of my mother. I said I was just asking him for tips on acting. Our conversation just went to another level and everyone was in splits,” Maniesh said.
The actor added that at the end of their conversation, Akshay congratulated him for his humour and even told him that he had fun with Maniesh.
On the professional front, Maniesh Paul was last seen in Rafuchakkar, which was released on JioCinema. His last theatrical outing was JugJugg Jeeyo.
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