What is the Kapil Sharma controversy all about? A look at what happened this week
Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma has been controversy’s favourite child for almost a year and things only got worse for him last week. He went on an abusive Twitter rant, questioned the judiciary, demanded death for anyone who spreads fake news and even threatened the editor of an entertainment news portal. After blaming it all on hackers initially, he came clean the very next day and accepted all those nasty tweets as his own, ‘written from his heart.’ The controversy didn’t end their. He went on to file a police complaint against the editor and his two managers, including his ex-girlfriend, Preeti Simoes. Seeing his Twitter activities, several of Kapil’s colleagues sent out ‘supportive’ messages for him but Kapil said he knows what he is doing and is still wary of ‘piggyback riders.’ However, with his new show suspended after three episodes, we wonder what to believe.