Stand-up comedian Shyam Rangeela, who has become popular for mimicking a number of politicians on the show called “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”, said he was asked not to make fun of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Rangeela was invited to perform on the TV show, which is judged by Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.
He said that before they invited him to be a part of the show, the organizer was aware of the fact that he is specialized in mimicking politicians like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, but later said that they do not want to offend anyone and he should prepare fresh materials within five days.
According to Rangeela, he was asked to prepare new content, as the TV channel was unable to air content on Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. He said that it was not possible for him to prepare new content within five days that led him to present something that was not impressive enough to avoid elimination.
When speaking on the leaking video that landed online, the comedian said that he has no idea how the video went online. He said that it must be someone from the production team, who uploaded the original skit. He said that he faced a lot of hurdles in the last two months and knew that he was going to land on controversies.
Meanwhile, Rangeela’s video sparked another controversy involving Akshay Kumar and show’s mentor Mallika Dua, who appreciated Rangeela’s performance and wanted to ring a bell. When Mallika wanted to ring the bell, Akshay allegedly said that “Aap bell bajao, main aap ko bajata hun”. Akshay’s act angered Mallika’s father Vinod Dua, who slammed Akshay on the social media.