Mumbai: Kapil Sharma…naam toh suna hi hoga? Yes, Kapil Sharma is back all over the news and once again for all the wrong reasons. And of course twitter had to be the platform for all this drama to be unfolded as always. Though it is not surprising that the comedian had taken it to twitter to rant about it all. But, the way all the events followed after that is quite a roller coaster ride. Let’s take a look!
HOW IT ALL STARTED?
It was the twitter rant in which while showcasing his anger towards Salman Khan’s Blackbuck case conviction, it all started. Between a series of unpleasant tweets, Sharma, in a very abusive language accused editor and journalist of an entertainment website, Vicky Lalwani. The editor was accused of slandering the comedian’s image and tarnishing his public reputation. Not only the editor was targeted this time but also those who opposed his usage of inappropriate words were silenced too on Twitter. Though the tweets were later deleted from the account, the damage was already done. Many had taken the screenshots of the tweets Kapil had tweeted from his verified handle.
In response to all the accusations made by Kapil Sharma, Lalwani, editor of an entertainment website backfired by releasing an audio tape that was surprisingly shocking. The audio tape was actually released by the same website headed by Lalwani. The tape was claimed to be a phone conversation between Vicky Lalwani and Kapil Sharma. In the conversation the person’s voice alleged as Kapil is heard to be abusing the editor in a very harsh manner. So much so those, somewhere between the lines a specific line “your daughter wants to sleep with me” is heard in the voice of Kapil Sharma. This tape release, only and only led to further destruction of the comedian’s public image.
THE LEGAL BATTLE
Soon after the tape went viral, a complaint was filed on 6th April, Friday. This complaint was from Kapil Sharma filed by his lawyer against Vicky Lalwani and his former managers Preeti and Neeti Simoes. Allegations in the complaint against the trio were of extortion, harassment and of intending to ruin his image or defame him on social media.
Sharma also claims that about a few months ago a person having some personal and damaging content about him had approached one of his closest associates and demanded an amount of 25 lakh rupees for preventing that information from being published to which he had refused.
When questioned on the matter, Sharma’s lawyer stated, “Kapil has disclosed several facts leading to cognizable offences of extortion by the unhold trio of Vicky Lalwani, Preeti and Neeti,”
He also added, “The facts undoubtedly add upto a chain of events from 18th March 2017 onwards leading to the recent call between Lalwani and Kapil. We have also shared all the articles by spotboyE to establish the unfinished agenda and attempt to defame my client – Kapil Sharma,” One filed complaint had to be answered by another. Therefore the entertainment website too had a complaint filed against the comedian turned actor of criminal intimidation.
THE ‘KAPIL SHARMA SHOW’ ON TWITTER
While the legal battle seems to have just started, show on twitter still went on. When the abusive tweets by Kapil were deleted, it was said that the tweets were a result of hacking as Kapil’s twitter account was hacked. But, it was on the 7th of April that Sharma tweeted again stating, “Maine Jo bhi likha apne dil se likha tha…It was my team who deleted my tweets…” Although Kapil’s former show members and friends like Sunil Grover, Upasna Singh, Krushna Abhishekh and Shilpa Shinde have come out in his support. We cannot forget his previous fights with Sunil Grover and others that revolve around the comedian.
As much as Kapil is known for his rapid success, he is also known for the change in attitude and arrogance that came along. As per a latest report, Sony TV has decided to take the latest Kapil Sharma show i.e. Family Time with Kapil Sharma off-air reportedly due to Kapil’s this whole ‘episode’. The show only had 3 episodes aired so far. The sad part is a person once most loved and graced with blessing, has now come to become a mere disappointment for his audience. All we can only hope to see is all those blessings once received to do the trick and for him to come out of all this even more stronger.