Comedian Kunal Kamra found himself on the same flight as Arnab Goswami yesterday. What followed made headlines. Kamra says he approached Arnab Goswami to talk about his journalism and have a chat with him.
Comedian Kunal Vijakar who is a comedian and writer says, “I found it hilarious. Just the situation was unique.” Reacting to whether Kamra’s actions were justified, he says, “It’s a free country. As long as other people travelling with you do not object, both can say what they want to. Though there was no need for abuse. As a comedian maybe Kamra should have used comedy more than abuse.”
Reacting to Kunal Kamra’s video that surfaced last evening, comedian Rohan Joshi says he “completely supports what Kamra did.”
"I think there are some people who sit behind desks in studios and preach filth and bigotry in the name of journalism while never taking questions themselves. I completely support what Kamra did. How else do you fight a Nazi who won’t come out in public anywhere else?" - Rohan Joshi to The Quint
Reacting to the ban on Kunal Kamra imposed by Indigo and Air India, Rohan Joshi said, “I think it’s amazing that Indigo and Air India have such strong opinions on people who take on Nazis but are completely comfortable with actual Nazis flying their airlines.”
The Quint also spoke with comedian Anirban Dasgupta who said, “I am just happy that you did this, Kunal. What you did broke the internet, and I am happy that you did it with a man who is breaking the country.”
Here’s the video that Kunal Kamra recorded in the flight.
I did it for my hero... I did it for RohitPosted by Kunal Kamra on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
IndiGo, in its tweet, had termed Kamra's conduct as 'unacceptable behaviour' and urged passengers "to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst onboard".
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who was tagged by IndiGo in the tweet along with the ministry's official handle, has urged other airlines to follow suit.
Offensive behaviour designed to provoke & create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable & endangers safety of air travellers.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) January 28, 2020
We are left with no option but to advise other airlines to impose similar restrictions on the person concerned. https://t.co/UHKKZfdTVS
Meanwhile this video of a Republic reporter trying to interview Tejashwi Yadav has gone viral and has people asking what action has been taken against the channel for ‘trying to interview’ while on the craft?
#SuperExclusive: Republic TV's Deepti Sachdeva interviews Tejashwi Yadav, the Deputy CM of Bihar, aboard a planePosted by Republic on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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