Indian airlines have banned comedian Kunal Kamra for jeering at Journalist Arnab Goswami on board a Mumbai-Lucknow Indigo flight.
On Tuesday, Kunal Kamra tweeted a video showing him heckling a media personality on board.
Hours later, Indigo banned Kamra from travelling on any of its flights for the next six months.
While, national airline Air India suspended the actor from its flights “until further notice”.
Kunal Kamra’s post took the internet by storm, drawing applause from a section of his followers and criticism from many others.
*My statement on my flight bans* pic.twitter.com/qWT2OawSmx
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) January 29, 2020
Goswami, in the video, sitting with earphones when the comedian called the journalist a “coward” and a “nationalist”.
Kamra shared a statement on Twitter detailing his reasons to accost the TV anchor.
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, later, says he is sorry for “not being sorry”.
He took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself holding a placard.
The placard read, “Arnab I just want to say I am not sorry.”
Sorry for not being sorry… pic.twitter.com/2WCPSi971U
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) January 30, 2020
He captioned the image: “Sorry for not being sorry.”
The comedian had shared a video on Twitter where he could be heard asking his co-passenger Arnab Goswami, “Viewers today want to know if Arnab is a coward or a nationalist.
Arnab, this is for the national interest. I am part of the tukde-tukde narrative.
You should deflate me. You should take the enemy of the states down.”