Kapil Sharma spurned by team, censured by Air India: Comedian to be reprimanded by airline
Comedian Kapil Sharma is likely to be issued a warning by Air India for his mid-air fracas that grabbed headlines last week.
On 16 March, Sharma and his team mates from The Kapil Sharma Show were on board a Melbourne-Delhi-Mumbai flight when the comedian, allegedly in an inebriated state, created a commotion.
A Hindustan Times report at the time stated that Sharma had been drinking steadily and began abusing his colleagues, at one point, attacking fellow comedian Sunil Grover.
The incident got Sharma a fair bit of backlash and Grover and other colleagues such as Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar quit The Kapil Sharma Show.
However, it seems that Air India will make it a point to censure the comedian for his behaviour in no uncertain terms.
The Times of India reported that AI chief Ashwani Lohani has sought a report on Sharma's infarction and a warning is likely to be issued to him this week.
Jayant Sinha, the minister of State for Civil Aviation, also condemned unruly beahaviour on flights and promised “appropriate action” against wrongdoers.
Unruly behaviour and violence on our aviation network is regrettable. Each such incident will be investigated and appropriate action taken.
— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) March 23, 2017