This Article is From Oct 26, 2017

Akshay Kumar's Insensitive Remark On Mallika Dua Slammed By Father Vinod Dua

Akshay Kumar's remark was deemed unfit by both Mallika Dua and her father. The comedienne said: "I want humor to be limitless. I also don't want to be uncomfortable at my work place"

Akshay Kumar's Insensitive Remark On Mallika Dua Slammed By Father Vinod Dua

A still from The Great Indian laughter Challenge. (Image courtesy: Star Plus)

Highlights

  • Vinod Dua says he 'expects an apology' from Akshay Kumar
  • The lines are blurred: Mallika Dua
  • Last year, Akshay defended Lisa Haydon from an alleged racist remark
New Delhi: Actor Akshay Kumar's comment on his The Great Indian Laughter Challenge co-judge Mallika Dua did not go down well with the comedienne's father Vinod Dua, who lashed out at the 50-year-old actor on social media. Vinod Dua, a noted journalist, shared the snippet of the show in a Facebook post, which appears to have been deleted later, and wrote: "I am going to s***w 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. Star Plus.. wake up.." In a separate tweet, Mallika added: "So, I want humor to be limitless. I also don't want to be uncomfortable at my work place. The lines are blurred."

Akshay's 'ring a bell' comment refers to the show's format in which judges ring a bell to appreciate an act.According to an IANS source, the controversial part has not been aired by the channel. Vinod Dua told IANS: "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)."
 
 

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In the past, Akshay Kumar has stood up for his co-stars when he felt they were being insulted in the name of comedy on reality shows - like when he denounced Siddharth Jadhav's alleged racist comments about his Housefull 3 co-star Lisa Haydon on Comedy Nights Bachao.

Akshay Kumar was last seen in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and his upcoming films are 2.0, Padman and Gold.