Sought after television celebrity, Kapil Sharma, received a substantial flak from Shiv Sena for indulging in a PSL based event. The comic act performed in Dubai prior to kick-off of PSL’s third edition.
Peshawar Zalmi’s made the announcement on Twitter regarding the event named ‘Zalmi Nights with Kapil Sharma’. Shiv Sena personnel slammed Kapil Sharma for his greed for money which apparently tarnished the honour of the country.
The comedian-cum-actor is no stranger to attracting controversies lately. Kapil invited many a cricketer on his talk show and was seen poking fun at Pakistan and their players on several occasions.
“Kapil Sharma is making a mockery of India’s honour. He just wants to earn money and doesn’t care about the country. We strongly condemn Sharma for performing during PSL,” stated Shive Sena according to India.com.
Shiv Sena’s statements were seconded by Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) spokesperson.
“He (Kapil) should be ashamed of himself. Pakistani cricketers are banned in IPL but he went there to perform. I used to be his ban but after this episode won’t watch any of his show and also urge people to do the same,” claimed Amay Khopkar of MNS party.
Growing upsurge against Pakistani artist in India
The country is already going through growing upsurge regarding bans on Pakistani artists in India, fronted by renowned singer Babul Supriyo. The singer lashed out at the likes of Rahat Fateh Ali and Atif Aslam, asking their works to be dubbed instead.
Furthermore, world’s premier T20 tournament, Indian Premier League, boycotted the Pakistani players to feature in the cash-rich league, citing diplomatic polarities between the two countries.
“Our soldiers are being brutally killed and their bodies are mutilated… If we can stop Pakistani players playing in IPL…. At a time when we have cornered Pakistan, even US is one step away from declaring Pakistan a terrorist nation… maybe it would have been nice if Bollywood showed solidarity and took a stand,” Supriyo said earlier.