Masand recently accused the actor of trying to promote his latest film Khatta Meetha when he visited his ill friend, cartoonist R.K. Laxman, in hospital.
"Need innovative ideas to promote films in competitive times. But Akshay Kumar grinning ike a jackass at R.K. Laxman’s hospital bed is a new low," wrote Masand.
Kumar has now hit back at Masand's comments by saying that Laxman's family invited him to visit and that Masand "has a cold judgemental heart".
"As usual people are so quick to judge situations. I was invited by Mr Laxman's family…to visit him in the hospital. They thought it would be nice [for him] to meet the man that is bringing to life his legendary comic," Kumar tweeted.
"Anyone who sees my smile by his bedside in any other way other than love has a cold judgemental heart and I can only pity them."