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Kapil Sharma in soup for promoting PSL team Peshawar Zalmi, Indian fans slam comedian’s involvement

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Published: February 23, 2018 11:52:45 AM

This might be a downer for celebrated comedian Kapil Sharma who is set to return to television after a brief hiatus. The actor-comedian is at the receiving end of Indian fans for his involvement in the promotional event of Pakistan Super League.

Kapil Sharma, PSL, Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan Super League, Darren Sammy, Javed Afridi, PSL event, comedy nights, comedy nights with kapil, firangiThe comedian was in Dubai on February 21 where he performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi. (PTI)

This might be a downer for celebrated comedian Kapil Sharma who is set to return to television after a brief hiatus. The actor-comedian is at the receiving end of Indian fans for his involvement in the promotional event of Pakistan Super League. The comedian was in Dubai on February 21 where he performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi. But his involvement in the event has received flak from his Indian followers who pointed to rising cross-border tension between the two countries. Social media was abuzz with reactions following his performance at the PSL. Take a look:

During his time in the event, he interacted with the likes of West Indies all-rounder and Zalmi captain Darren Sammy. He also shared some light-hearted moments with Hasan Ali, all-rounder Haris Sohail, England seamer Chris Jordan and Mohammad Asghar, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez. The event took place a day prior to the opening ceremony of the third season of PSL which is scheduled between February 22 and March 25.

The 36-year-old comedian exchanged a comic banter with defending champions Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi who said that Kapil Sharma is the best comedian in the region and that the players had a great time.

Meanwhile, Bollywood has been a little apprehensive about casting Pakistani artists in the Indian projects. Just recently, the matter shot to prominence again with singer-turned-politican and Union minister Babul Supriyo calling for a temporary ban on Pakistani artists in the country.

Sharma has been in the thick of controversy following his fallout with co-star Sunil Grover after a mid-air brawl. His second outing on silver screen, Firangi, also bombed at the box-office.

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