Comedinne and Internet sensation Mallika Dua along with Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal became mentor to the show judged by Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. The show is titled The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and it is airing from September 30. The show has now been caught in controversy due to a sexist comment made by Akshay Kumar.
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Akshay Kumar made the comment in an initial episode: “Mallika ji aap bell bajao, main aapko bajata hoon.”
And now as Mallika is out of the show and has left her chair of mentor posted on her official Twitter account an statement and a video: “Hey! Quick question. Does anyone find 5:26 funny? Charming? Entertaining? Family entertainment. GEC.”
As soon as her post made its way to the social sites online supporters of each side raise their heads and started taking sides. Some of them stood with Dua while others started slamming her.
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The issue became nastier when Mallika’s father journalist Vinod Dua jumped into the brawl by writing a post on Facebook.
“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.”
His post has been started getting comments. As per a source from the industry said: “This shoot happened weeks ago. Why did Mallika not say anything all this while? Why take a statement out of context and make an issue out of it now?”
According to another source, “Akshay’s comment was indeed off-colour. But look at the vulgar abuses Mallika herself has given in all her popular viral videos. She can’t be having double standards about sexism. If what Akshay said to Mallika as a pun is considered offensive, then how is Mallika’s father telling Akshay that he will screw him any less offensive? The entire attitude about vulgarity being passed off as humour needs to change.”
The actor is still keeping mum over the entire issue and meanwhile, both Mallika and her father Vinod Dua has deleted their post.