Looks like the AIB Roast debate on whether it is appropriate for the Indian society or not is not going to die down any soon. In a latest string of events, noted filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit who also happens to be a member of India’s censor board has made a derogatory tweet against filmmaker Karan Johar and has equated AIB to a porn show.
Karan Johar could have easily shown his position while performing sex to his mom at home instead of making it public.#AIB Porn Show.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 3, 2015
Having supported the investigation from the government, Ashoke has become the center point of the controversy with his tweet now becoming a vital debate point on social media to the ongoing controversy of #AIBRoast.
That Ashoke Pandit about Karan Johar tweet was weird and crass. Has he lost his mind? Also, stand-up pushes boundaries. Deal with it.
— HindolSengupta (@HindolSengupta) February 3, 2015
Dear Ashoke Pandit, if you use derogatory language in public to object to derogatory language in public then how are you any different.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 3, 2015
Ashoke Pandit is the most abusive Pandit I’ve come across 🙁 #SambhyataBhrasht
— Mihir Fadnavis (@mihirfadnavis) February 3, 2015
— Vishakha Saxena (@saxenavishakha) February 3, 2015
AIB, one of India’s premiere comedy collectives created a storm on social media with their latest offering #AIBKnockout and the ensuing controversy. The roast of Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor with Karan Johar as the roast master, #AIBKnockout is available as a three-part video series uploaded last week on YouTube; it is now getting undue attention from the Maharashtra Government.
The rude, offensive, filthy but entertaining show that happened in December created an online stir since yesterday after news broke out that the show would be investigated over being guilty of obscene language and content. Besides a police case has also been registered by Akhilesh Tiwari, President of Brahman Ekta Seva Sanstha agaisnt Karan Johar, actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, on the claims that the trio had used “filthy and abusive language”
According to Akhilesh, the show was not only abusive and ruining the clean image of the Indian culture & women, but is also misleading today’s youth.
Twitter is right now divided between two sets of people who are supporting and trending “We Stand By AIB Knockout” and another set who support the investigation and are trending “AIB National Shame”.
You weren’t forced to watch, you in fact did the hard work of going on YouTube finding the video and watching it… We Stand By AIB Knockout
— Chirag (@TheHaathi) February 3, 2015
Let’s see what majority feels: RT if you feel #AIBRoast was “AIB National Shame” Favorite if you “We Stand By AIB Knockout”.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 2, 2015
While Vinod Tawde had earlier tweeted that no moral policing would be done, Ashoke Pandit’s tweet only adds fuel to the ongoing controversy.
On #AIBRoast, will only enquire if the AIB had taken appropriate certificate. No moral policing if they r allowed by law, I can’t stop them.
— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) February 2, 2015
At a time when the Censor Board is stepping up and muting lyrics because it was Bombay and not Mumbai, the latest tweet from a filmmaker to another filmmaker does no good.
Inspired by Comedy Central’s roasts of Hugh Hefner, Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, among others, AIB’s Roast came with a big warning that it is a filthy show. The rude, offensive, filthy but entertaining show happened in December when both the stars along with other guests in the panel took on all kinds of filthy and outrageous insults to entertain a live audience.
While the show is being labelled offensive, it has raised 40 lakhs for charity.
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