Ever since he has been in the industry, Akshay Kumar has always managed to grab headlines, no matter what. Be it getting into controversies or getting into legal troubles, the actor has always been at the top of the list. For the past few years, the superstar has been building the success base of his back-to-back hits. However, the first half of 2022 looks ominous for the actor as his last two releases – Bachchan Pandey and Samrat Prithviraj – failed miserably at the box office.
The actor was in news recently when reports of makers blaming him for Samrat Prithviraj’s box office failure surfaced on the web.
As we await the next release of Akshay Kumar, we bring you an interesting anecdote of the actor where he stunned an actor with his attitude. Well, we are talking about RJ-turned-host actor Maniesh Paul, who will next be seen in Jagjag Jio. Co-starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Prajakta Koli, JJJ is all set to hit the screens tomorrow i.e. June 24.
Coming back, the story dates back to 2010 when Maniesh Paul was a newcomer and shared the stage with Akshay Kumar during a segment at the award show. But after fooling around with the actor, Akshay reportedly reprimands Maniesh Paul and asks him to shut up. The actor was so scared that he thought his career was over.
Recalling the incident, Maniesh Paul told RJ Siddhartha Kanan, “Once upon a time there was fun with Akshay sir. Woh Masti Thodki More Chali Hai (I was once having fun with Akshay sir, but it went a bit far). I remember it was at an awards night in 2010, I asked him to speak a dialogue. Unho mujhe jhad maar di thi (He had reprimanded me).”
Manish said that Akshay told him, ‘Chup kar tu, baksh karta raha hai (Shut up, you talk nonsense)’. I thought what had happened to him, he just left the stage. I thought we were still joking, I was afraid it would become a problem. Then I went down in the audience. I did masti vasti kari with him (I joked with him), then it became the ‘moment’ of the show. Akshay sir also came back and said ‘Yaar tu achha karta hai, gale wale lag ke achhe se’ very good, very good. (He came back, hugged me, and told me you were good). Then I was relieved that it was all well and happy.”
When pushed forward, Maniesh Paul further said, “I felt him pulling my leg. I thought if something was cut-paste here, I would be in trouble. I was just getting started. But thankfully Chanel was very sweet and did nothing like that. Akshay sir always has fun. For two minutes, my parrots flew away, I had a cold dice on my forehead. I thought khatam bhaiya, pack the bags, let’s go back, Akshay sir has given the band. but later found out renewable Sir was having fun too.”
Akshay Kumar will be next seen in Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan whose trailer was dropped recently. The film will release on August 11, with Beau clashing with Aamir Khan Lal Singh Chaddha,