Earlier this week, Kapil Sharma’s popular prime-time TV show The Kapil Sharma Show took over the top trends on Twitter following a tweet by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. The filmmaker was asked by a fan to promote his upcoming film The Kashmir Files on The Kapil Sharma Show. However, the filmmaker revealed that the show makers refused to promote the film on the show. What followed was netizens demanding a boycott of the popular comedy show. On Thursday, Kapil took to Twitter to react to Vivek’s claim while responding to another Twitter user.
“#KashmirFiles ko promote karne se kyun ghabra gaye Kapil? Kis baat ka darr tha jo #VivekRanjanAgnihotri aur unke film ki starcast ko apne show par aapne ka nyta nahi diya? I used to be a big fan of yours bro, but you have disappointed me and millions of #TKSS fans. Boycotting U,” wrote a Twitter user.
Reacting to the comment, Kapil said, “Yeh sach nahi hai rathore sahaab. Aapne poocha isliye bata diya, baaki jinhone sach maan hi liya unko explanation dene ka kya faayda. Just a suggestion as a experienced social media user:- never believe in one sided story in today’s social media world ???? dhanyawaad”.
On Monday, Vivek Agnihotri took to his Twitter handle to respond to a fan who requested him to promote The Kashmir Files on Kapil’s show. Responding to it, Vivek said, “I don’t get to decide who should be invited on @KapilSharmaK9 show. It’s his and his producer’s choice whom he wants to invite. As far as Bollywood is concerned, I’d say what once Mr. Bachchan was quoted saying about Gandhis: Vo raja hai hum rank.”
In another tweet, the filmmaker claimed that the show refused to promote his film as it did not have a big commercial star. “They refused to call us on their show because we don’t have big commercial star. #FACT,” read the tweet.