The trailer launch of the anticipated film Mission Mangal started off with a bang, with Akshay Kumar deciding to play host. But his reason for doing so cracked everyone up.
If the joke evaded you, here’s a quick explainer. A little over a week ago, at a song launch of the film Judgementall Hai Kya, a row broke out between media persons and the host, as the latter kept interrupting their questions. And so Akshay, who believes that the media and celebrities share a mutually beneficial relationship (“Ours is like a husband-wife relationship. As much as we need you, you need us,” he said) declared, “I have turned MC (Master of Ceremonies) so that the media does not get offended.”
The actor, who leads a team of scientists in the film, went on to introduce the rest of the cast by holding out a placard that had the designations they hold in the film written on it.