It seems that all is not going well between Akshay Kumar and Mallika Dua. The duo was recently seen judging the reality show- The Great Indian Laughter Challenge accompanied by two other mentors- Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal.
The controversy got stirred when in one of the episode, Akshay cracked a joke saying,
Mallikaji aap bell bajao, main apko bajata hoon.
This offensive and sexist comment was enough for Mallika and her father to get upset on and the father-daughter duo took social media website to express their thoughts over this.
Vinod Dua lashed out at Akshay by commenting on social media platform but later removed the post.
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 humour and language… Star Plus… Wake up
Mallika then asked her followers if they find such type of humour: charming or entertaining!
Hey! Quick question. Does anyone find 5:26 funny? Charming? Entertaining? Family entertainment. GEC.
She tweeted about the same, saying,
So, I want humor to be limitless. I also don’t want to be uncomfortable at my work place :( The lines are blurred. Thoughts?
The concept of ringing the bell is the part of the show that is marked as the appreciation of the contestant. However, this episode was not telecasted.
Vinod then 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)