The ‘Freaky Ali’ team including Arbaaz Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sohail Khan recently came in support of comedian Kapil Sharma, who is facing flak post his ‘ache din’ diatribe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The controversy kicked off after the comedian in a tweet alleged that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs. five lakh by an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi,” the 37-year-old tweeted on September 8.
“Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? @narendramodi,” read his another tweet. Arbaaz Khan, the producer of ‘Freaky Ali’, backed Kapil Sharma and said that one should have freedom of expression in this country. “But when we express something the people get behind our back with all sorts of questions about how can we say it. If we really have that right then how can anyone question about whatever we say,” said Arbaaz. “We should allow the people to say anything even if we do not feel his opinion is right and then we can leave it without paying any attention, but what’s the need to crucify him,” he added. Asserting that one should not misinterpret the remarks made any individual, the producer wondered as to why people become so intolerant despite making tall claims about India being a tolerant country.
“I think everyone has an opinion about the ongoing political and social agendas and they should be ready to face the consequences of their opinion,” he said. Sohail Khan, the director of ‘Freaky Ali’, not just justified Kapil’s comment but also lavished praise on the former for having the guts to put forth his perception before the society. “Actually it is the media’s job to expose things. And if he despite not being in the media exposed something then why is he to be blamed. He is rather doing an important job for which he should be praised. At least he brought out something that could help the society or else why would he bother to give fake news,” said Arbaaz.
“There would be some element of truth behind it and that is why he pointed it out on a social platform. And I am sure that he would also be ready to prove his claims because he is not a mad man who would speak anything,” he added. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has filed a complaint against Kapil for keeping mum on his allegation that civic officials had demanded money from him and violation of building norms by him.