Filmmaker and activist Ashoke Pandit has triggered a controversy after he posted a tweet slamming the AIB Knockout YouTube video featuring film producer Karan Johar and many others from the industry.
The viral AIB video which has Karan Johar as the ‘Roastmaster’ subjects Gundey actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor to all kind of jokes on their professional and personal life. The event was attended by 4000 people.
But Pandit’s reaction on Twitter where he mentioned Karan Johar’s mother has the twitteratti taking him on for this ‘vulgar’ post. Interestingly, Ashoke Pandit has been appointed a member of the newly constituted Film Censor Board.
Here are a few of Pandit’s tweets.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 3, 2015
Soon after the tweet, netizens are now questioning his credentials to be a member of Censor Board.
So what does one say to people defending Ashoke Pandit’s tweet citing freedom of expression? :\
— Vishakha Saxena (@saxenavishakha) February 3, 2015
That Ashoke Pandit about Karan Johar tweet was weird and crass. Has he lost his mind? Also, stand-up pushes boundaries. Deal with it. — HindolSengupta (@HindolSengupta) February 3, 2015
Dear Ashoke Pandit, if you use derogatory language in public to object to derogatory language in public then how are you any different.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) February 3, 2015
I hope the Censor Board turns Ashoke Pandit into a beep. — Sting Ray (@Purba_Ray) February 3, 2015
I thought I ll follow Ashoke Pandit & spice up my timeline, but his grammar is all over the place. So will pass.
— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) February 3, 2015
I thought I ll follow Ashoke Pandit & spice up my timeline, but his grammar is all over the place. So will pass. — Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) February 3, 2015
Todays WTF: One of the classy geniuses in the Censor Board has a recommendation for Karan Johar: https://t.co/V1Tzz5pMsd
— Mihir Fadnavis (@mihirfadnavis) February 3, 2015
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