Tragedy night with Kapil: Twitter wars over comic targeting Modi's 'achhe din'

Is he going to do 'something tricolour/national pride themed in the next week to ten days'?

 |  4-minute read |   09-09-2016
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Kapil Sharma has carved a niche for himself in the Indian cultural landscape, making jokes, powerful friends and a potload of money.

Recent reports suggest that the 35-year-old comedy host takes home as much as Rs 60 lakh per episode.

In India, being on TV gets money and influence, and Sharma wielded his on Twitter Friday morning as he tagged PM Modi in tweets about corruption with the hashtag "achhe din". Kapil said it was sad that he had been asked for a Rs 5 lakh bribe by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for setting up an office even after he paid Rs 15 crore in income tax.

kapil-embed_090916014926.png Kapil Sharma's tweet with Narendra Modi set Twitter ablaze. Photo: Twitter (Kapil Sharma)

This lit up Twitter and the news cycle, quite expectedly, forcing a quick reply from Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked Mr Sharma to make a formal complaint and name the officer who demanded bribe from him. Then the BMC fought back, saying that his office construction was illegal in the first place as they had issued a "stop-work" notice to Sharma but the work hadn't stopped.

All the while Modi supporters and actually logical people fought on Twitter.

And then the shower of unmentionables in the vernacular started, why because Kapil Sharma bragged about his income tax as if were King Khan. Who dangles the tax bills otherwise, if not to lament in utter and absolute state of inebriation?

Yes, your language on a public platform suggests your unbelievably high IQ, sir.

Now that's a piece of suggestion that should be archived for the future, and may be extracted with an RTI application, years on.

@Sidin like always with the longest view in the room, plays Dork-cum-Nostradamus effortlessly .

*Can hear bhakts frantically type Kapil Sharma family on Google*

Good thing to have spoken out? Good thing to have kicked the hornet's nest? Seriously, what are you, a rhino? 

On a different note, may be we should tax people who show off their income tax. Don't let that tongue wag a bit too much. Hush, now. 

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