Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh in 'Taang Uthake' song
Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh-starrer "Housefull 3" second song, 'Taang Uthake' first lookPR Handout

In a fit of rage, Akshay Kumar recently pushed stand-up comic Siddharth Jadhav on the sets of "Comedy Nights Bachao." Turns out, it was a prank pulled by the "Housefull 3" team.

Abhishek Bachchan told the Indian Express that people have been discussing only half truth. "They went on a comedy show, there was a prank they were playing on the show. Unfortunately half the news came out. It was a prank that Akshay was playing on the show. In the show they were playing pranks on us, and we played one on them. So those reports are not entirely correct," he elaborated.

This justifies Siddharth's Twitter posts, in which he is seen happily posing with the celebrities and also praising Riteish Deshmukh.

What was reported earlier was not a rumour but part of an act the actors were putting up on the TV show. Akshay and Riteish got extremely uncomfortable with the kind of racist remarks that were being hurled at the non-Hindi speaking actresses, Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez. A unit member told Mid-Day that Akshay pushed Siddharth hard and later altered the script, making changes in some of the gags that were lined up for the evening.

The "Housefull 3" cast is a mischievous lot and pulling pranks comes easy for them. At a recent radio interview with 98.3 FM, Lisa was pushed to the edge when Riteish threw a glass of water on the RJ's face saying he shouldn't have begun the interview before he entered the studio. Lisa thought it wise to leave the premises before the situation worsened, but was caught by surprise when they told her it was only a joke.

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