Comedian Kapil Sharma, one of the top entertainers on Indian television, was not being funny on Friday morning when he tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in angst-ridden tweets complaining about corruption, also sarcastically referring to “Achhe Din”.
Sharma alleged that he had been asked for a Rs. five lakh bribe by Mumbai’s civic body for setting up an office. The twin forces of social media and Kapil Sharma drew an instant reaction. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered action.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 9, 2016
The post was re-tweeted over 2,500 times in three hours. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked Sharma to make a formal complaint and name the officer who demanded bribe from him. Then the Chief Minister tweeted.
Sharma hosts a weekend show that features celebrities and a rag-tag group of comedians. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the BJP and announced his own party in Punjab yesterday, is also a regular on the show.