Published On : Tue, Feb 3rd, 2015

CM Fadnavis assures of penal action if AIB Knockout have violated laws

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis while speaking to media personnel claimed that his government would certainly act against the organizers of the controversial comedy show AIB Knockout if they had violated any law.

He added that if the programme controversial comedy show AIB Knockout was vulgar and if any way in violation of any law, then action will certainly be taken against the organizers, while speaking to media personnel in Kolhapur.

The AIB Knockout was a comic ‘roast’, also called ‘insult comedy’, featuring actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and organized by AIB in December 2014 at Worli in South-Central Mumbai.

The show went viral on a social networking site with over four million views in less than four days. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed on February 2, 2015 for the use of obscene and filthy language on the show.

Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde claimed that the government does not intend to do any “moral policing”. All they can do will be to enquire if the AIB had taken appropriate certificate. In his twitter message, Vinod Tawde had written ‘No moral policing… if they are allowed by law, I can’t stop them”.