Accused of regional bias over Punjab floods, Kapil Sharma issues clarification

CHANDIGARH: Host Kapil Sharma came forward to show his support for the flood-stricken Punjab on Thursday. The comedian-turned-actor, via a short video, explained the situation to his fans that the floods had left several families in the northern state homeless.

Accused of regional bias over Punjab floods, Kapil Sharma issues clarification

Tv host Kapil Sharma. Photo credit: Instagram.

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Tribune Web Desk 
Chandigarh, August 23

Host Kapil Sharma came forward to show his support for the flood-stricken Punjab on Thursday. 

The comedian-turned-actor, via a short video, explained the situation to his fans that the floods had left several families in the northern state homeless. 

He added that the floods had destroyed several crops, and people--from senior citizens to children--had been suffering. 

Kapil urged his fans to help the people in whatever way possible.

The 38-year-old actor wrote: “Punjab floods appeal: pls come forward to support your brothers n sisters 🙏 #punjabfloods #HumanityFirst @Khalsa_Aid @RaviSinghKA @amarpreet_ka.”

While the star was appreciated for the initiative, there were several comments on social media that accused the actor of regional bias. 

People questioned: “Why didn’t Kapil make an appeal to help the citizens of the flood-affected Maharashtra was a common remark”.

After an hour, Kapil shared another video where he made an appeal for the people in Maharashtra. He wrote: “Maharashtra flood appeal: “pls come forward to support your own people. Jai Hind.”

However, Kapil was not pleased by the negative reaction on social media. The comedian called the trolls “bewakoof”. He added one needed to rise above “Bihari, Punjabi, Marathi, Madrasi” to stand by the ones who were suffering.

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