The members of expletive-laced comedy show ‘AIB Roast’ have removed their latest three part video from Youtube after it sparked a controversy for obscene language and content.
AIB has tweeted saying, “Have taken down AIB Knockout for now. We will speak soon.”
The celebrity roast, which is first of its kind in India, featured a panelist of eight AIB members with filmmaker Karan Johar taking over the role of ‘roast master’ to grill ‘Gunday’ stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor on their professional and personal lives.
The show, which is being probed by the Maharashtra Government, ran into trouble when several organisations filed FIR against the alleged obscene nature of the content along with censor board member Ashoke Pandit coming out heavily against it. “They can’t use the language in public that is not decent in any form. The entire show was abnormal,” Mr. Pandit had said.
Mr. Pandit, however, was slammed by Twitter community for his derogatory comments against Karan Johar.
The online community seems divided over the issue as three hashtags have been trending on twitter.
The AIB roast event, staged in Mumbai in December, was attended by 4,000 people and the audience included Johar’s mother, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone among others.