Not funny: Did Akshay Kumar pull up comedian for 'racist' joke against Lisa Haydon?
Akshay Kumar reportedly ticked off comedian Siddharth Jadhav for making a racist joke against Housefull 3 co-star Lisa Haydon, on Comedy Nights Bachao
Despite his punch-happy avatar in films, Akshay Kumar is generally the picture of calm when off screen.
If recent reports are to be believed, however, Akshay lost his cool in a major way on the sets of a comedy show recently. The reason was some derogatory jokes directed at his Housefull 3 co-star Lisa Haydon.
Mid-Day states that Akshay was promoting his film Housefull 3 during an episode of Comedy Nights Bachao, along with cast members like Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez and Lisa, when the incident occurred.
Apparently, all was well until comedian Siddharth Jadhav made a remark about Lisa looking like a “kangaroo, because she was from Australia”. It is believed that Siddharth also referred to the actress as a “black African”.
Akshay felt the affront was uncalled for, and pushed Sidhdarth — which “turned into a shove” — and reportedly sent the comedian flying across the stage.
Sources from the sets were quoted as saying that both Lisa and Jacqueline were the targets of increasingly offensive jokes on the Comedy Nights set, and that Riteish and Akshay had grown visibly uncomfortable with the direction the humour had taken.
One of the sources also said that Akshay was also upset because Lisa couldn’t understand all the jokes in Hindi that were being made about her, and felt it was necessary to put a halt to it.
Recently, another popular comedy show, headlined by Kapil Sharma, found itself in trouble after a group of nurses agitated against jokes on an episode that showed them in an offensive light.
Incidentally, Siddharth Jadhav posted photos of himself with Riteish Deshmukh on social media, after the episode shoot was completed. Riteish also responded to the tweet by saying, "(Siddharth) you were great on the show."
Siddharth also denied that he had made any offensive jokes about Lisa, with this tweet:
Hello all.. dnt believe on rumours. Being a responsible actor Insulting women is not in my blood..
i havent commented anything on anyone.
— गेला उडत!! SIDDHARTH (@SIDDHARTH23OCT) May 24, 2016
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