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Vinod Dua Slams Akshay Kumar For His Crass Joke; Trolls Call Comedian Mallika Dua An ‘Attention Seeker’

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Actress and comedian Mallika Dua, known for her funny videos on social media, is currently facing flak from fans of Akshay Kumar for speaking about how one of his comments made her feel very uncomfortable. Her father, senior journalist Vinod Dua, too, spoke up about this and received flak.

Taking to Facebook, the senior journalist slammed Akshay Kumar for a derogatory comment all in the garb of humour. The post disappeared after Facebook decided to take it down. The post included a clip of what the actor said on the Star Plus show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.

“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‘ (You ring the bell, I will bang you)… This is his sense of humour and language… Star Plus… Wake up,” Vinod wrote on Facebook.

He even spoke to IANS about the same. “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).”

Mallika herself posted a tweet (which has since been deleted) about how uncomfortable it made her even though she wants comedy to be limitless. “So, I want humor to be limitless. I also don’t want to be uncomfortable at my work place. The lines are blurred,” she wrote.

The Twitter handle of SheSays India posted the clip, calling it “unacceptable behaviour”.

Reports have surfaced that Mallika, along with the other judges Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal were shown the door from the comedy show after TRP ratings failed to pick up. While there are have been people who have condemned the “joke”, a majority of the comments are directed at Mallika and calling her an “attention seeker”.

Here are some of the response, with users coming to Akshay Kumar’s defence.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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