Comedian Kapil Sharma reveals 'drunk tweet' to PM Modi costed him Rs 9 lakhs
Mumbai : Comedian Kapil Sharma is gearing up for his first stand-up special titled I’m Not Done Yet, which will stream on Netflix. The makers have released the promo for the show.
“I have been working in the industry for over 25 years now, and I have been working for 15 years on TV now. Actually, I have never taken comedy seriously because we as Punjabis are joking around all the time. It comes naturally. I didn’t know it was something you could get paid for,” Kapil introduced himself in a video, which he shared on his social media handles.
“There’s always an inner voice in an artist that says, ‘I am not done yet. I need to do something else.’ But where? So, the platform of Netflix attracted me. They said they are interested in listening to my story,” Kapil said, adding, “You could say this is my story being told my way.”
Later in the video, he also reveals that people will see him singing in English on the show. He also shared a glimpse of his stand-up on the show in which he shared his drunk tweet experience.
“I left for the Maldives instantly, I lived there for 8-9 days. The moment I reached Maldives, I asked them for a room with no internet. They asked, ‘Have you got married?’ I replied, ‘No, I just tweeted.’ My stay costed me Rs 9 lakhs, which I didn’t even spend on my education. That one line costed me that much,” he revealed, added, “I want to sue Twitter.” He said the microblogging site should have warned his followers that it is a “drunk tweet.”
The 2016 tweet to the PM had Kapil complaining about BMC. His tweet read, “I am paying Rs 15 cr income tax from last 5-year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi.”