Akshay Kumar to judge The Great Indian Laughter Challenge: Watch teaser released by actor
Akshay Kumar's kitty has been filled with socially relevant films since the last year. With releases like Airlift last year and upcoming projects such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad-Man, Kumar has firmly established himself as an actor who picks films which deal with subjects such as sanitation for women and menstruation too.
In the midst of these serious roles, Kumar has been signed on for a more light-hearted project. He is now set to judge the comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He posted a video on his social media accounts where he can be seen asking people to audition for the show.
"Once Akshay Kumar is done with the international shoot of Gold, his comedy show will replace Remo D'Souza's Dance Plus 3 on Star Plus as its format is somewhat similar to the talent hunt show which is on air currently. Besides Akshay it has three popular comedians playing mentors to the contestants but he will have the final say on who goes ahead in the competition. Discussions are on with leading comedians who will play mentors but no names have been finalised yet," said a source speaking to Mumbai Mirror.
Akshay Kumar has to his credit several comedy films, such as Hera Pheri, Welcome, Housefull and Khatta Meetha. His first stint on the small screen was in 2008 when he hosted reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, and his last was in 2014, on the dance reality show Dare 2 Dance.
Currently, the actor is working on Reema Kagti's sports-drama Gold, where he plays celebrated hockey player Balbir Singh who won India's first gold medal in the Olympics. Kumar recently shared the first look of the film.