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Kapil Sharma re-tweets Narendra Modi’s remark, triggers angry reaction

Kapil Sharma says he never uses his show or his space as on the social network to promote politics. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Kapil Sharma says he never uses his show or his space as on the social network to promote politics. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: May 1, 2014 2:36 pm | Updated: May 1, 2014 5:17 pm

Kapil Sharma’s innocuous re-tweet of Narendra Modi’s remark comparing Rahul Gandhi’s speeches to Kapil’s comedy, sparked of an ugly twitter battle between supporters and opponents of Mr Modi. Kapil had to hastily delete the Modi tweet and plead with his fans and followers to stop the ugly war of words.

On being contacted, Kapil expressed immense dismay at the turn of events. “Out of a sense of innocent excitement I re-tweeted Modiji’s comment where he mentioned my show. How was I to know it would spark off a very ugly and undesirable verbal battle on the social network?”

Apparently, Kapil had to make frantic peace pleas before the ugly exchange of insults on Twitter stopped. “After shooting at 4 am on Monday morning I came to know that some mischievous tweets had triggered off a verbal war. When I looked on twitter I was horrified to see people using dirty abusive language for one another. I couldn’t understand what provoked them,” says the baffled entertainer.

Kapil says he never uses his show or his space as on the social network (he has close to a crore followers on Facebook and twitter) to promote any politician or politics. “Our show has fans of all cultures and religions all over the world. We want people to forget all their differences and become one when they watch ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’. Even the fact that I could’ve even indirectly provoked this ugly war of words pains me a lot. I am not affiliated to any politician or political party.”

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