Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik wrote to state dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh in search of motion in opposition to a slapstick comedian for allegedly making “contemptuous comments” in opposition to Maratha warrior King Shivaji in an act, a video of which has gone viral on social media. Sarnaik in a video posted on his Twitter deal with on Friday referred to as for the arrest of the comic, Agrima Joshua, and warned her in opposition to utilizing the title of Chhatrapati Shivaji to earn cash. Later on Friday evening, the artiste apologised by a publish on her Twitter deal with, she posted a video on Saturday as effectively.
“Some comedian named Agrima Joshua has made contemptuous comments against Shivaji Maharaj while presenting comedy. I saw the video and I feel she either doesn’t respect Shivaji Maharaj or she doesn’t know about him. I have also written to the home minister demanding her arrest,” Sarnaik mentioned. The legislator from Thane additionally warned that if she makes use of Shivaji Maharaj’s title to earn cash, the Maharashtra Yuvati Sena/Mahila Aghadi is not going to tolerate it.
Deshmukh on Saturday mentioned that he has instructed Mumbai police commissioner and inspector normal, cybercrime, to take authorized motion expeditiously. In a tweet, the house minister mentioned, “I urge everyone to maintain calm. Law will take its course.”
After the video went viral, employees of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) vandalised the venue the place the stand-up act was carried out.
Meanwhile, Joshua has apologised for hurting sentiments. “I am sorry for having hurt the sentiments of the many followers of the great leader Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. My heartfelt apologies to followers of the great leader, who I sincerely respect. The video has already been taken down,” she mentioned in a tweet. On Saturday, she additionally posted a video apologising for her comedian act.