Akshay Kumar has proved it all over again! There’s no one who can hold his hand when it comes to taking wild potshots at people. So adept he is at his witty one-liners, saucy jokes and jibes that people end up holding their bellies and laughing their guts out. Except perhaps the person who is at the receiving end of his sense of humor. In this case, the victim being none other than his old pal and Star Ya Rockstar judge, Anu Malik.
Recently, at the shoot of the latest episode of Zee TV’s celebrity singing reality show, where Akshay and John had landed up to promote their upcoming film Desi Boyz, the Khiladi was clearly in the mood to have some fun! Apparently, as a result of other commitments sprouting up in the day, Akshay had requested the channel to prepone the shoot of the episode to an early morning 7 AM shift. So, what started off as a serious apology speech from Akshay to all the crew, judges and contestants for waking them up too early took a hilarious turn when he added, “I would specially like to beg Anu (Malik) for forgiveness as he must have had to wake up at 4 AM to put on so much make-up!” Poor Anu didn’t know what hit him as he was definitely not prepared for this one.
At another point in the shoot of the same episode, right after Manasi Parekh had floored everyone with a stunning, sensuous number, Anu decided to kill the moment by whipping out his trademark shayari. As a reference to Manasi being a Gujarati, he said, “Tu Hai Mera Dhokla, Tu Hai Mera Faafda, Tu Hai Mera Undhiyu, Tu toh poori Gujarati Thali hai … Itne Shaandaar Performance Ke Baad Tere Liye Taali Hai!” The snide smirk of sheer ridicule on Akshay’s face spoke louder than his words about his reaction to Anu’s shayari.
As if all this wasn’t embarrassing enough, Akshay had another wisecrack in store for Anu! Later in the episode, Anu sang and dedicated a romantic song that he had composed for Akshay’s film Aarzoo. While most expected him to be touched and say a few kind words about Anu, the mischievous Khiladi quipped, “Thanks Anu, but I’m a little confused as to why you dedicated such a romantic song to me. Does this have anything to do with the fact that your hands were resting on my thighs throughout all the performances today?” Though Anu burst out laughing at the ‘gay’ joke, there was no denying that he was turning a beetroot red even as he declared himself and Akshay to be an “Adam & Steve” couple!