Kapil Sharma row: Criminal petition filed against comic; shoot of TV show on hold
A criminal petition and the shoot of his Comedy Nights show stalled — the repercussions of Kapil Sharma's tweet are a long way from ending
The din over Kapil Sharma's 'ye hain aapke achhe din?' tweet refuses to die down.
After his tweet alleging corruption among civic officials boomeranged on the popular comedian, he has been dealing with a host of repercussions:
This week, Firstpost reported that two police complaints had been filed against Kapil Sharma — one by a BMC engineer under the MRTP Act for illegal constructions at his Goregaon apartment (which he reportedly may no longer be the owner of) and a second, by a party member of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, accusing Kapil of dereliction of his duty as a citizen of India, in not revealing the names of the civic officials who allegedly sought the bribe from him to give him the requisite permissions to build his office space:
Now, yet another criminal petition has been filed against Kapil, this time by an activist called Santosh Daundkar. Daundkar lodged the petition against the comedian at the metropolitan court in Andheri, for the destruction of mangroves while making unauthorised alterations at his Versova bungalow, The Indian Express reported.
That isn't all. It seems Kapil has stalled the shoot of his popular TV show until these issues are sorted.
Entertainment portal SpotBoye reported that Nargis Fakhri and Riteish Deshmukh were expected to visit The Kapil Sharma Show sets to promote their film Banjo. However, the shot was cancelled and the actors'promotional appearance postponed. The sets are seemingly deserted at the moment and Kapil will only resume the shoot once his legal woes come to an end — or at least stabilise.
Kapil Sharma had tweeted earlier this year complaining to Narendra Modi why he is being asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for carrying out construction.
Ram Abhishek Singh — a scriptwriter for Comedy Nights with Kapil — was arrested by the police for an alleged murder that occurred in 2009
Kapil Sharma, the host and producer of popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil, is set to embark on a movie career and he says the show would have to revert to its one-episode-per-week format due to time constraint.