Kapil Sharma shuts troll who said he congratulated Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann for personal gains


New Delhi: Kapil Sharma recently took to social media to congratulate Punjab’s newly elected Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. However, his post has garnered him some backlash. But, the comedian was quick to tackle the trolls with his wit. For the unversed, Bhagwant Mann, who recently took oath as the Punjab CM, was a former comedian. He and Kapil had featured in different seasons of the same TV show – The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He has also acted in National Award winning Film “Main Maa Punjab Dee” Directed by Balwant Dullat. 

Kapil had quote tweeted a tweet of the Punjab CM where he talked about launching an anti-corruption helpline. Sharing the tweet, Kapil wrote, “So proud of you paji (brother).” He added hug, heart, and applause emojis at the end. Responding to this tweet, a social media user implied Kapil was praising the new Punjab CM for some personal gain. “Are you also buttering him up for a Rajya Sabha seat like Harbhajan,” the tweet read in Hindi. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh was recently announced by the Punjab government as one of the state’s three representatives to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament.

“Not at all Mittal sir (the social media user’s name), my small dream is that the country should progress (folded hands emoji). If you want, I can ask for a job for you,” Kapil shut down the troll. 

Kapil was the winner of the third season of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He later launched his own variety comedy show Comedy Nights With Kapil from 2013-16 before moving to a different channel with his new show The Kapil Sharma Show.

Bhagwant Mann, on the other hand, was a contestant in the first season of The Great India Laughter Challenge. He made his own comedy show Jugnu Mast Mast in partnership with Rana Ranbir Singh. 

first published:March 23, 2022, 5:25 p.m.

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