When Kapil Sharma tweeted his agonies and mocked PM Modi’s achhe din, little did he know the trouble it could brew for him. The matter that started with the comedian lashing out at BMC for asking for a bribe for the construction of his new office has turned tables now. The actor cum comedian is now being alleged to have involved in illegal construction. Needless to say, the issue has grabbed all eyeballs and now the question remains who’s at fault.
While Sharma has been refuting all the theories of gaining political mileage, there are a few consequences he should seriously consider:
1. The Show shutters can be shut down: The axe seems to be getting to his current ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. While Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis assured Kapil of all the apropriate action, few hit back at the comedian. While Shiv Sena dared him to name the people behind the bribe demand, they also took pot shots at this secrecy by adding that it’s not his comedy show where he can just say random stuff and let go. ”He needs to immediately name the person publicly who asked for a bribe or people would watch the whole episode like a comedy drama, laugh over it and forget about it,” Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande told PTI.
The MNS however has not been so kind. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has threatened to shut down the Sony show if Kapil did not apologise for his comment. Moreover, MNS leader Shalini Thackeray also questioned the employment of foreigners on tourist visa on his show.
2. Sharma’s abode won’t be spared either: According to HT, DLH Enclave where Kapil puts up is also under radar for irregularities in its construction. Sharma, lives in the 9th floor of the building and have had some alterations made at his residence as well. The HT report states: “Sharma, who owns a flat on the ninth floor of the high-rise, was served a notice under section 53 (1) of the Mumbai Regional Town Planning Act in April for unauthorised work and second inspection of his flat was carried out in June. The letter, dated 9 September, stated, ‘Mr Kapil Sharma had failed to comply with the notice requisitions’. A complaint was then lodged by the ward in the Oshiwara police station under Section 53 (7) of the MRTP Act.”
3. Mangroves for mansion: As per The Hindu, Sharma might have cut down mangroves to start the construction of this new office space. No confirmation however has come from the authorities.
N Vasudevan, chief conservator of Forests, Mangroves Cell, said, “As of now, we don’t have complete information on whether mangroves were cut by him. Our preliminary report suggests that there is a distance of 50 feet between the structure constructed by him and the reserved forest area.
But if the suspicion comes true, it might just be one more addition to Kapil’s legal woes.