Maniesh Paul not hosting The Great Indian Laughter Challenge show

Actor Maniesh Paul is not hosting the upcoming stand-up comedy show, which has actor Akshay Kumar as the judge.

tv Updated: Sep 13, 2017 12:48 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Actor-host Maniesh Paul was rumoured to be hosting the stand-up comedy show.

Actor Maniesh Paul is undoubtedly the king of the stage. His hosting prowess is unparalleled, with his wit and humour allowing him to get up, close and personal with Bollywood biggies effortlessly. Every reality show thus wants him to get on board as the host.

Recent reports suggest that the upcoming stand-up comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, judged by superstar Akshay Kumar, had roped him in to host the show, with Elli Avram as the co-host. The two had starred in Maniesh’s Bollywood debut film mickey Virus (2013).However, a source close to Maniesh has denied the reports, saying, “Reports (of Maniesh hosting the show) are absolutely fake and baseless.”

The reports even mentioned that the makers were “keen to take the fun quotient a notch higher with Paul and his antics.. to cover up Avram’s bumbling Hindi when need be.” However, Maniesh made it clear when he tweeted the following:

Maniesh is currently busy with his show Science Of Stupids, and gearing up for the Da-Bangg tour with actor Salman Khan in UK.

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First Published: Sep 13, 2017 12:48 IST