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For an episode of Jai Hind! a web-based comedy show now off air Grover had penned a fake interview of the centenarian marathon runner Fauja Singh When asked what kept him running at the age the actor playing Singh said he’s been used to running first during the Partition then in 1984 during the riots The video went viral after the Sikh community protested The makers of Jai Hind received death threats and cases were filed against them in Punjab Canada and the UK The group eventually had to seek police protection Grover has been watchful since It’s perhaps the same fear that had AIB edit out close to half the video of AIB Knockout — portions that may have been considered too crass or would have not gone down well with some members of the film industry There were jokes on Arjun Kapoor and his alleged ex-girlfriend and Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan Many ones on Prime Minister Narendra Modi were left out A scene from the AIB Knockout Roast Pant says that the AIB brouhaha perhaps went out of hand because of the presence of celebrities “That bridged the gap between such a niche form of entertainment and the Indian masses People who have for so long watched the Great Indian Laughter Challenge or Comedy Nights with Kapil were suddenly exposed to AIB’s brand of humour” he says Many of them did not find it funny The controversy has already acted as a gag order AIB has refused to speak to the media EIC for instance has been getting a slew of abuses for their videos — some over a year old Aditi Mittal the only woman participant of the Knockout has been viciously abused on Twitter She had to cancel several of her shows The self-censorship is now a notch higher making some think twice before they even tweet Gurgaon-based American comedienne of Indian origin Radhika Vaz wanted to refer to the AIB apology as an “abortion” on social media in a tongue-in-cheek reaction“I had not fully framed the tweet but it was to the effect that ‘The AIB apology sounds like an abortion What irony given the religion it is meant for opposes the practice’ But I didn’t I wasn’t sure how it would be received” Both Gill and Talwar while admitting that there are subjects they stay away from refused to spell out exactly what they are censoring for fear of more nuisance Organisers on their part are hoping that restaurants and bars that served as venues for stand-up acts and helped expand the scene don’t back out The silver lining when one looks for it is in the enormous curiousity the AIB Knockout has elicited in small towns and non-metro cities The comics have had many inquiries from Nashik Nagpur Udaipur Ludhiana and so on The comedy scene which began from Mumbai Bangalore and Delhi over the last year or two has witnessed a slow but steady expansion to smaller cities Pant says that he regularly takes his shows to cities such as Guwahati Jaipur Shillong Kochi and other cities Does the content need to vary from what they put out in the metro cities The view on that is divided While some such as Pal and Rajouri say they don’t need to temper down their original script as their shows usually revolve around universal subjects Grover and Pant say they do tame down the gags depending on the audience “A cuss word in a city like Mumbai will add to a joke but in a place like Gwalior where moral values are still a big deal it can prove a hindrance People there may not laugh at the punchline even if it is good for the fear of being judged” he says Akshata Agarwal co-founder of The Awkward Fruit which organises live stand-up shows in cities across Maharashtra explains that most comics keep two sets ready one of which is “clean” Judging by the response they switch if they think the audience is not comfortable In addition organisers and sometimes comic collectives also run checks on the venues ahead of a show so that the content can be designed to suit the audience “Corporates often want their shows clean” say Vinay Khandelwal founder of Vinsolution Outsourcing that organises events in Jaipur He adds that he invites stand-up comics based on the client or venue “One of the clubs is frequented by people in the older age bracket A Hindi comic talking politics would work better there But most of our clients approach us after having watched one of our shows in Mumbai or Delhi so they are aware of what to expect” he says India is a funny country without a sense of humour says Arunabh Kumar of The Viral Fever best known for Barely Speaking with Arnub an online parody programme “It’s a young nation where few people are literate even fewer are privileged In those terms we do just fine And increasingly we are getting less and less offended But our culture is also hard-wired into us that it will take some time before we stop getting offended” he says Most comedians are hopeful that once the dust has settled the laughs will return Talwar likens the situation to a young boy’s parents discovering his smoking habit “When they find out you don’t stop smoking; instead they get used to it after a while” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 15 2014 5:28 pm ‘Joganiyan’ a song sung by Shruti Haasan for ‘Tevar’ has crossed 15 lakh views online Related News ‘Joganiyan’ a song sung by Shruti Haasan for ‘Tevar’ has crossed 15 lakh views online Released on Dec 10 it has so far garnered over 15 lakh views on YouTube From Alia Bhatt to Shraddha Kapoor there has been a trend of Bollywood actresses crooning for their films but ‘Joganiyan’ is different (Read: It’s true Sonakshi Sinha is Arjun Kapoor’s ‘Joganiyan’) Shruti who is not part of the cast has given her soulful voice for the track which is a mix of both classical and rock for the Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor starrer “The song has been sung so beautifully by Shruti that it has actually helped in bringing out the visibly amazing chemistry between Sonakshi and Arjun in the video” says a source close to the film Shruti has previously crooned a number of tracks like ‘Aazma – luck is the key For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsha Bhogle | Updated: April 16 2015 11:20 am A file photo former Australian cricketer Richie Benaud rings the bell on the pavillion balcony on the second day of the second cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord’s cricket ground in London (Source: AP photo) Related News Our game is poorer today For Richie Benaud wasn’t just a fine leg-spinner a wonderful captain and an unparalleled broadcaster he was one of cricket’s custodians If cricket faced a storm or if change loomed on the horizon you wanted to know what Richie thought about it You knew his answer would be measured and dignified We’ve lost a pillar For my generation Benaud the cricketer was a statistic a photograph an anecdote You knew he had 248 wickets then the most by an Australian you knew he didn’t lose a series as a captain you knew he had a major role to play in that series against the West Indies in 1960-61 that is now part of folklore You saw him buttons undone a skip down the ground after taking a wicket You saw this handsome man in black and white photographs narrowed eyes always seeming to look into the distance But Benaud the broadcaster ah that was different He was around us he was our reality He was revered I would often pass the Channel 9 box in Australia and my eyes would follow him He had that aura He would smile as he passed occasionally offer a word but you hesitated to have small talk with him He signed my copy of his book “On Reflection” and when he added my name without being requested for it I thought it was an honour I thought he knew me though I wasn’t sure he really did There wasn’t a broadcaster who listened to and looked at Richie and didn’t wish he could be like him Richie had a style that was all his own He was influenced by an era in broadcasting grew to symbolise it and eventually became that era It was an era of quiet reflection on a game when the viewer would be nudged by a commentator Gently Richie’s commentary was like the quiet breeze in the country making its presence felt but only subtly Yes Richie’s was the era of subtlety of understatement It was an important part of his commandments And how beautifully he played the pause Admittedly it was a quality of his times but the pause is also a statement of comfort and of control You pause for a moment when you know you own the next And because Richie owned the next moment and always had the line for it the pause became a statement too It was also a tribute to the game and an appreciation of the fact that sometimes the game needed its own sound track The moment belonged to the game to its actors to its stars and Richie didn’t want to steal it Only those in comfort and in control could let the moment be I often wonder how Richie would go today in a commentary box Over the last few years as he visibly slowed the game and the broadcast veered dramatically away from his unhurried dignified style T20 with its frenetic pace and commercial clothes invaded the game three commentators became the norm and producers started relating to a new generation Richie’s was an era of signed letters of not speaking till you were spoken to of waiting patiently for a conversation to end before asking if another might begin In the last few years we’ve got whatsapp and twitter everyone is always talking to each other retweeting praise is not looked down upon and reactions praise and filth are in real time Society doesn’t have time to reflect and pause and cricket and its broadcast has begun reflecting that Only last week a producer told me that he’d seen two balls when nobody said anything and that it felt weird More talk Today’s generation and research is reflecting that wants conversation and opinion It wants characters Danny Morrison as removed from Richie as it is possible to be is among the most popular commentators at the IPL All over the world commentators are encouraged to do more You see that on Channel 9 (some might say it was Packer’s Channel 9 but it really was Richie’s Channel 9 wasn’t it) you see it in India you see it in New Zealand You see it in the Big Bash and you see it in the IPL Only in England and Richie’s style was born in England remember does that approach remain And of the newer set of broadcasters only Michael Atherton and Ian Bishop really retain that frugality that was the essence of Richie Would Richie in the new order have been a bit like Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis in the first season of the IPL Would he have played the broadcasting equivalent of a reverse sweep and a Dilscoop Or would he like with his stand on free-to-air cricket have stayed away I ask this because Richie was extremely forward looking and accepting of contemporary styles he was a central figure in the Packer Revolution remember and who knows he might have come up with some wicked one-liners In the tributes that flowed in after his passing especially from those that knew him well one thing stood out While there were references to his cricket and his broadcasts the focus was on his generosity on the person he was When you have achieved as much as Richie Benaud did if people remember you first for the person you were it means you lived well A pillar is gone but our game should be thankful to Richie Benaud for having lived in it For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Pant makes minimal use of cuss words and sex comedy — the popular adult stand-up show by EIC, many of whom were instrumental in helping the party grow. was marred by frequent political flip-flops such as on the issue of toll,as ATK kept ruing their missed chances. ATK went all out with a flurry of ATK attacks in the? The Washington Post first reported the settlement, For all the latest World News, government counterparts and the public. mapping out the world body’s support to the country’s development priorities in the next four years.

as she preferred to stay away from public gaze. whether it is movies or TV shows. Left Front Chairman Biman Bose refused to confirm any possible date. Building said the alliance party was serving the CPM interest. and the in-development “Gotham City Sirens”, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Updated: June 1, For sure Kashmir’s economy is suffering. But obviously the hardest remains to be done.Janpath,” which lists the Beatitudes.

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