Air India might issue a warning to leading television comedian Kapil Sharma for allegedly assaulting Sunil Grover and creating a ruckus on a recent Australia-India flight, Times of India reported on Monday.
Sharma threw a shoe at Grover and repeatedly slapped him and hurled abuses at other team members while they were on a Melbourne-Delhi-Mumbai flight. The Kapil Sharma Show cast was flying in business class of a Melbourne-Delhi flight (AI 309) on March 16.
Sharma, who had consumed an entire bottle of Glenfiddich whisky, was angry because the team had started eating without him.
The Times Of India report said Air India chief Ashwani Lohani sought a report about the episode involving the star comedian. “The warning – the exact nature of still to be finalised — is likely to be issued this week,” it added.
Once the news about the spat broke, Sharma took to Twitter to publicly apologise to Grover. Grover, in turn, wrote back that Sharma should “start respecting human beings also apart from animals.”
Speculations are rife that Grover has quit The Kapil Sharma Show.
Air India’s decision to issue a warning to Sharma comes after Shiv Sena leader Ravindra Gaikwad was barred from flying by the national carrier after he assaulted a 60-year-old duty manager of Air India.