AIB Roast panelist Aditi Mittal's show cancelled after political parties protest


Feb,04 2015 19:59 00 IST

While All India Bakchod  issued a statement saying that they had not received any threats from political parties or had not been asked to take down the Roast video, Aditi Mittal, who was also a part of the AIB Knockout has been facing the irk of a political group.

Reportedly, a show featuring the comedian that was suppose to be held at Cheval, a bar and restaurant in Mumbai, got cancelled after a political party held a protest against her outside the venue.

DNA quoted a member of the management saying that the show was cancelled because of Aditi Mittal's participation in the AIB Roast.

Courtesy: Facebook

Courtesy: Facebook

Cheval wrote on their Facebook wall, "We're sad to announce that tonight's edition of Wednesday Wisecrackers with Aditi Mittal is cancelled. You can still drop by for a fun night with drinks though. We'll share updates on next week's edition shortly."

Earlier today, in an 720-word open letter posted on Twitter, the AIB team — Gursimran Khamba, Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya — via its @AllIndiaBakchod handle, said: "Dear everyone, Let's just all take a deep breath. They're just jokes. Unfunny, crass or whatever you want to call them, they're still just jokes."

Explaining what they do, they wrote: "People who've been following our work will know that we've always tried to experiment with content, be it on Youtube or a live comedy show, with the sole intent of making people laugh and/or think."

"AIB Knockout was another such attempt to try something new and bring the roast format to a country where celebrities aren't often known to laugh at themselves."

You can read the full letter here.

Published Date: Feb 04, 2015 19:59 PM | Updated Date: Feb 04, 2015 20:01 PM