A random comment made by Karan Johar on a public platform last month, has earned him the wrath of Akshay Kumar. During a debate at FICCI-Frames 2010, KJo is believed to have said, "What are these movies Akshay does? I don't understand them."
Minutes after the words were out of the director's mouth, they were relayed to the actor. Obviously, it wasn't received well. Akki felt it was a deliberate attempt to humiliate him on a public platform. The director's closeness to his arch-rival Shahrukh Khan only added more suspect.
After the event, the politically correct Karan realised he made a boo-boo and he called Akki to explain what he meant. He also apologised to AK for having made the statement at an event where there was a lot of media, as well as eminent film personalities. The actor in his characteristic manner told KJo that his apology was accepted and assured him that he had already forgiven and forgotten.
But it isn't. Karan realised that when despite repeated requests and invitations to appear on his show Lift Kara De, Akshay didn't shoot for it. The actor always took the calls, and said he would try to fit it into his schedule but he was remained 'too busy'.
The show has now wrapped up without the Khiladi appearing on it. Every other top actor in the country was part of the show. Even a word from the Yash Raj camp couldn't get Kumar to patch-up with the host.
Akshay and Karan remained unavailable for comment.