After their controversial AIB Roast video in January, standup comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) has come up with a new video asking people to “save the internet”. And Bollywood celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, have lent support to the initiative.
“The new AIB video is out. This time, we want you to ?#?SaveTheInternet?. Share this video and spread the message to everyone you know who uses the Internet. Please, log onto http://www.savetheinternet.in ,” read a post shared by AIB on their official Facebook page.
The video shows AIB lending support to net neutrality.
Net neutrality is an “idea that internet service providers give their customers equal access to all lawful websites and services on the internet, without giving priority to any website over another”, reads netneutrality.in.
Due to intense lobbying by telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is planning to allow them to block apps and websites to extort more money from consumers and businesses – an extreme violation of net neutrality.
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In the video, AIB stated that “all content is equal, and all sites must be equally accessible”.
The video, which was posted on Saturday, has received more than four lakh views till now.
And Bollywood celebrities are spreading the message on Twitter. Here’s what they tweeted:
Shah Rukh Khan:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 11, 2015
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 12, 2015
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) April 12, 2015
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) April 12, 2015
#SaveTheInternet come on india
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 12, 2015
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 12, 2015
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 12, 2015
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) April 12, 2015
Everyone needs to see this video http://t.co/xLwDpEKBTI
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2015
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 12, 2015
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) April 12, 2015
Aditi Rao Hydari:
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) April 12, 2015
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) April 12, 2015
Gul Panag :
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 11, 2015
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 11, 2015