Kapil Sharma in trouble over a joke on pregnant women
Women’s groups angry over Kapil Sharma’s joke
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 09:25:32 GMT
Television comedian Kapil Sharma has landed himself in the soup by cracking a joke on pregnant women on his show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' on Colors channel.
In an episode aired on January 5 in which Hema Malini was the star guest, Kapil Sharma joked about the pathetic state of Indian roads by saying that a pregnant woman can deliver a baby while commuting on the pot-hole riddled roads. The joke hasn’t gone down well with some women’s groups. (watch the episode below)
The Maharashtra State Women’s Commission has issued a notice to Kapil Sharma demanding an explanation for the ‘derogatory’ joke.
The notice was issued after two NGOs, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Kaydeshir Wagne, approached the commission with their complaints.
The women’s groups have also objected to the representation of Dadi and Pinky on the show. According to the complaint, Dadi is shown drunk on the show, while Pinky is shown as a floozy available to anyone.
A show-cause notice has reportedly been sent to Kapil Sharma and Colors and a reply is sought within 15 days.