Comedian Kapil Sharma, one of the top entertainers on Indian television, was not being funny on Friday morning when he tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in angst-ridden tweets complaining about corruption, also sarcastically referring to “Achhe Din”.
Mr Sharma alleged that he had been asked for a Rs. five lakh bribe by Mumbai’s civic body for his office. The twin forces of social media and Kapil Sharma drew an instant reaction. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered action.Mr Sharma hosts a weekend show that features celebrities and a rag-tag group of comedians. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the BJP and announced his own party in Punjab yesterday, is also a regular on the show.
Recently, reports suggested that the 35-year-old comedy host takes home around Rs. 60 lakh per episode.
Earlier this year, he had said in an interview that he would like to have PM Modi as a guest on his show, and talk about anything but politics.
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