The arrest of Shilpa Shetty’s businessman husband Raj Kundra in a pornographic case has made headlines. Sunil Pal, a comedian and actor who rose to stardom after winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005, spoke out against the recent arrest and criticised online series like The Family Man and Mirzapur for taking advantage of permissive censorship on OTT.
Sunil Pal was asked about his thoughts on Raj Kundra’s arrest while speaking to the media at an event. The comedian was quoted by Bollywood Hungama as saying, “Whatever happened, it had to happen, and it was necessary. I say this because big people whether it is web series or other places are taking advantage of censorship not being there. The web series being made these days cannot be watched at home. I would like to specifically point out that I really hate 3-4 people like Manoj Bajpayee. However big an actor Manoj Bajpayee is, I have never seen a more ‘badtameez’ and ‘gira hua insaan’ (ill-mannered and scum of a person). The country gave you the President Award and what are you doing for the family audience? You make a web series where the wife is having an affair with another man and you have an affair elsewhere, the minor daughter is talking about her boyfriend and the small son is behaving older than his age. Is this what a family looks like? Now they have stopped the season and kept people wondering what happened in Lonavala. What is happening? All this must be happening. What have you left to show?”
Raj and DK’s popular Amazon Prime Video original series The Family Man season 1 was the subject of Sunil Pal’s comment. The show’s second season was released in June of this year.
Sunil also added, “Then there is the show Mirzapur made by ill-mannered people. I hate them a lot. All this should be banned as even this is porn. Porn is not only about what we see but there is porn of thoughts as well.”
Sunil Pal also praised the police for busting such pornographic ringleaders. He also accused the proprietors of large digital platforms of disseminating dirt, saying that such people should be locked up for 100 days and tortured.