In December last year, 4000 people were witness to one of the biggest and hottest celebrity roast shows ever with AIB's Knockout Roast session. While videos of the session that featured filmmaker Karan Johar went viral earlier this month generating immense hype of video sharing and social networking sites, we hear that the makers of the show have landed in hot water. In fact the Maharashtra Government and the Mumbai Police have initiated separate investigations into the show after complaints of the use of 'abusive and filthy' language.
This inquiry launched by the Mumbai Police comes after a four page written complaint had been lodged by Akhilesh Tiwari, president of the Brahman Ekta Seva Sanstha in Mumbai, at the Sakinaka police station, claiming that the trio of Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar, along with other performers allegedly passed abusive and offensive remarks against one another and even at the audience. Further in his complaint, Tiwari sought a criminal complaint to be lodged against Johar, Kapoor and Singh as well as the show organisers, among others, stating that the show is not only ruining the clean image of the Indian culture & women, but is also misleading today's youth.
Simultaneously, the Education and Culture Minister Vinod Tawde ordered a probe stating that the culture department would examine the videos' content and if found vulgar, action would be initiated against the organizers. Apart from this, Tawde also stated that the initial investigation has indicated that the show was performed without a proper performance licence for which an FIR will be lodged against them.
The AIB Roast that featured known personalities like Rajeev Masad, and Raghu Ram in addition to Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh along with the members of AIB also featured leading female Bollywood actors like Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt in the audience.