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Kapil Sharma lodges complaint against journalist and TKSS producers alleging extortion

After a series of his Twitter rant and following an ugly telephonic spat with an entertainment portal’s editor, Kapil Sharma filed a police complaint against him and his ex-managers, Preeti Simoes and Neeti Simoes

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Kapil Sharma makes it to the headlines for filing a police complaint against his ex-managers and an entertainment portal’s editor

In a series of offensive tweets on Friday, comedian Kapil Sharma hurled abuses at an entertainment portal’s editor, the media, and the system. Reportedly, the comedian is taken aback with the news of his show, Family Time with Kapil Sharma going off air due to its poor ratings. Kapil picked up a story of his show going off air from that particular entertainment site and chose to rant about it on Twitter using all possible cuss words.

After a telephonic conversation with the editor, wherein, Kapil Sharma was at his aggressive best, was made public by the entertainment editor. Following which, the comedian lodged a complaint against him and his rumoured ex-girlfriend, Preeti Simoes and Neeti Simoes alleging extortion. According to an ANI tweet, Kapil has accused them of trying to extort Rs 25 lacs from him. He further says that the editor has a malicious propaganda to malign his image on digital media after he refused to pay him the amount.

Kapil also tweeted the copy of the police complaint filed by him and wrote, “Some people just want to defame you for few bucks, but it will take ages to take a stand against the wrong …I shall do it today n forever (sic).”

The written complaint had allegations of harassment made by the editor on Preeti and Neeti’s persistence. It further read that due to negative posts shared by the entertainment portal, Kapil’s mental health started affecting as his professional, personal and financial matters were made public. Yesterday, Kapil Sharma started his day on Twitter defending Bollywood superstar Salman Khan but it soon turned into an ugly, full-blown abusive rant.

His tirade on Twitter involved abusive engagements with Twitteratis, where he blamed the “system” and accused the “paid media” for spreading negativity about Salman, who was yesterday sentenced to five years in jail in the blackbuck poaching case.

He let out a barrage of tweets in favour of Salman Khan. He wrote, “I don’t know if he did it or not but see his best sides… ghatiya system. A request to media… please don’t make it negative news just to sell your paper… if I were the Prime Minister, I would hang the creators of fake news (sic).” Later, the tweets, which were laden with expletives, went missing. Kapil claimed his account had been hacked. Whatever the reason, reading the tweets was not exactly Family Time With Kapil.

“Maine bohat saare aise maharaja type dekhe hai jo bade fakr se batate hai ki humne sher ka shikaar kiya hai… main mila hun unse. Salman bohat logo ki madat karta hai… accha aadmi hai… I don’t know if he did it or not…but see his best sides…ghatiya system… let me do good work (I have seen many royals who claim that they have killed lions…I have met them…Salman has helped a lot of people..He is a good man.)” read one of his tweet.

In another post, Kapil, who has 12 million followers on Twitter, requested media to refrain from spreading “negative news” about the 52-year-old star. “Agar main prime minister hota to fake news banane walo ko faansi laga deta (If I were the prime minister, I would have hanged the people spreading fake news)” he tweeted. Kapil, however, deleted the tweets soon, claiming his account was hacked. “Hi all please ignore the previous offensive tweets as my account was hacked . Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Love and regards to all,” Kapil tweeted. This tweet was also deleted soon.

The actor-comedian may have removed the posts but the screenshots of the same went viral on the microblogging site, with many people expressing shock and disdain. One of the users wrote, “Kapil Sharma’s biography: ‘What not to do when you are successful’.” “Kapil Sharma has given food for memes today,” another post read.

“Abuse nights with Kapil Sharma,” a user tweeted alongside the screenshots of Kapil’s tweets. The comedian, who became a household name with show “Comedy Nights with Kapil”, has been going through a rough patch in his career as well as in his personal life.

Later, the focus shifted from Salman Khan and he started ranting abusive tweets targeting an entertainment portal for maligning his image.

It all started with infamous mid-night brawl with actor Sunil Grover. Followed by which Grover left his show along with other artistes including Ali Asgar. Last year, Kapil, 37, had confessed that he was suffering from depression and had undergone treatment for the same.

The comedy star recently made a comeback to small screen with Family Time With Kapil Sharma but the show has not been able to recreate the success of his previous show.

Also Read: Kapil Sharma Abuses Media In Expletive-Laden Tweets Then Claims His Account Was Hacked

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