Kunal Kamra Arnab Goswami Drama

Kunal Kamra Arnab Goswami Drama 

In the mid of March 2020, two things were trending in India, the coronavirus epidemic and Kunal Kamra Arnab Goswami drama. Political issues such as CAA and Bollywood news had taken a backseat. It’s been three months’ now, Kunal Kamra managed to be in the news, not for his humor, but for his unpleasant behavior inside the Indigo flight.

Kunal Kamra Arnab Goswami Drama

Kunal Kamra is a standup comedian and Arnab Goswami is an Indian journalist, television news anchor and the founder of the news channel “Republic TV”. Each of them were popular at different levels in their own domain. For three months now, their popularity has increased a bit, thanks to the comedian for whatever he did inside the Indigo cabin mid-air on 28th January 2020.

Kunal Kamra and Arnab Goswami on-board Indigo flight

This from Wikipedia | On 28th January, Kamra, while travelling on an Indigo flight, he heckled the news anchor Arnab Goswami, inviting him to debate with him. Kamra raised questions about Arnab’s coverage of issues on national affairs and the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Kamra later released a 1.51-minute-long video of the incident on Twitter, which showed a non-responsive Arnab while being questioned by Kamra. Arnab did not ask the airline crew to intervene nor did he file a formal complaint over the incident, however the next day, Indigo banned Kamra from boarding its flight for a period of six months.

The same day, Air India banned him indefinitely. Indian aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, tweeted that other airlines should follow suit and ban Kamra to ensure that an example was set. Next day, SpiceJet and GoAir also banned Kunal Kamra indefinitely.

So what happened in the plane?

Kunal Kamra and Arnab Goswami were on-board Indigo flight flying from Mumbai to Kolkata. Kamra tries to seize the opportunity to heckle Goswami in vain. He gives a second attempt in the mid-air at 10,000 ft. height but without any response. He uses “raised voice and abusive language” but Arnab maintains silence.

The Lead Cabin Attendant had to advice Kunal Kamra more than once to stick to his seat. Kamra uses his brains a bit to apologize the LCA and the captain who seemed to have soft corner for him.

Other passengers became aware of the presence of Arnab Goswami. They start lining up to see him in the guise of using the restroom. One passenger even tried to talk to Goswami without luck.

The cabin crew was ready to offer assistance to Goswami if he was willing to lodge a complaint. However, the comedian was lucky as no complaint was made. The crew also offered some F&B to Goswami and the comedian was not lucky this time. After all he will not fly again!

When all passengers left, Kunal Kamra made into the flight deck and personally apologized with the pilot. The pilot downplayed the event after the incident.

By this story, many came to know who is the the Civil Aviation Minister? Hardeep Singh Puri termed Kamra’s actions “absolutely unacceptable and said it endangers safety of air travellers. It was time for free advertisements, the Air India, Vistara, GoAir and SpiceJet banned Kunal Kamra from flying.

Anurag Kashyap has all the popularity. I don’t know why he refused to fly Indigo. Indigo’s profitability has come down by one passenger.

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