FIR launched against ‘AIB Knockout' over vulgur content


‘AIB’ is all that is required to be Googled to enjoy the outrageous remarks made on Bollywood celebrities. It was just Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor that were seated on stage. But that- by no means- meant that they alone had to be ridiculed. The show was full of shocking insults targeted on numerous personalities.

But what has gathered most attention and also protests, are the issues like the disrespect shown towards women, racism and the utmost vulgar language used. Host Karan Johar had clearly warned viewers by saying that, “Let the filth begin” before the mockery started. It seems the warning was too trivial for the extreme filth that followed and filth is just the apt word!

The toilet humour and jokes on sex life made the show equally entertaining as filthy. But the day it hit YouTube, it was expected that it would face oppositions for one solid reason- it is India! The comedy show was held in Worli, Mumbai last December and the celebrities were roasted in front of 4,000 people. The ‘AIB’ video had crossed 4 lakh views within 12 hours of its release on 28th January.

‘AIB’ didn’t succeed in delighting Vinod Tawde, the Maharashtra culture minister. He told the media, “Officials of the Culture Department will examine the videos for the content. If found vulgar, an action will be initiated.” The BJP leader even called a meeting to discuss the issue, “I called a meeting of the department officials on Monday and asked them to verify these complaints after watching the video. After receiving feedback from them about the contents being abusive, I ordered a probe.”

Brahman Ekta Seva Sanstha of Mumbai is another one to raise voice against the show. The president of the Sanstha, Akhilesh Tiwari, handed a four page complaint to Sakinaka police station. He too showed how disappointed he was with ‘AIB’, “I have handed over a letter to Sakinaka police demanding a criminal complaint be lodged against these so-called youth icons Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The show, which can be seen on YouTube and other websites, was extremely abusive and it is not only ruining the clean image of the Indian culture & women but is also misleading today's youth.”

But this is not all; complaints from other entities as well continue be received at police stations. The Bandra police received a complaint from Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum. As deputy commissioner Satyanarayan Choudhary reported, “We have forwarded the matter to the police station concerned where the alleged incident took place.”