Akshay Kumar Shoved A Comedian For Calling Lisa Haydon A 'Black African'

Shreemi Verma , 24 May 2016
Comedy Nights Bachao
Source: Twitter @teamakshaykumar

The cast of Housefull 3 had gone to the sets of Comedy Nights Bachao as a part of their promotional tour for their film. According to a report in Mid-Day, Akshay Kumar lost his temper at a comedian for insulting Jacqueline Fernandez and Lisa Haydon. The jokes performed on the show by seasoned comedians like Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh were hilarious and the stars couldn’t stop laughing even if some of the comments were mean. This was expected as the format of the show is similar to the ‘Roast‘ started by Comedy Central in the United States and adapted in India by All India Bakchod (remember that?), but one comedian took things a little further. Akshay and Riteish Deshmukh were already a little uncomfortable when jokes were being cracked on the ladies, but a remark by Siddharth Jadhav angered the usually calm Akshay. Siddharth apparently said that Lisa looked like a kangaroo because she comes from Australia. But things heated up when he passed a racist comment on the actress, calling her a ‘black African’. Akshay lost his temper and stepped forward to stop Siddharth. He apparently intended to push the comedian but it turned into a shove and Siddharth went flying on the stage in front of the audience.

A source on the sets said to the publication that Lisa and Jacqueline would have broken down had Akshay not intervened. He wanted to ask the comedians to stop making fun of the actresses much sooner and when it went out of hand, he couldn’t control himself.

He was upset that the comedians were aware that Lisa wasn’t too well versed in Hindi and wouldn’t even understand the few lines that the guys uttered. So, he thought it was all the more unfair that one would make fun of a person who didn’t even know the language well.

Siddharth though shared a selfie with Riteish sometime ago on Twitter, and Riteish seemed very sweet to him on social media too.

Maybe all is well now?

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