Published On: Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

Comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma in spat with journalist

Mumbai-Comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma and Mumbai-based film journalist Vickey Lalwani have lodged police complaints against each other after a telephonic spat on Friday evening.
Sharma has accused Lalwani of defamatory writing and threats of extortion, harassment in connivance with his two former managers — Neeti Simoes and Preeti Simoes, while Lalwani, the Content Head with SpotboyE-com, owned by 9X Media, has shot back with a complaint to the Mumbai police accusing him of threats, abuse, harassment, and other charges.
“On Friday, Kapil made a call at 6.11 pm and used bad and unparliamentary language. This is nothing but yet another attempt to muzzle the media,” Lalwani said.
Sharma, in his complaint, said the Simoes sisters worked as his managers, but since their performance was not up to the mark, he had terminated their contracts last year. The sisters had deep insight into Sharma’s personal and business associations, said his lawyer Tanveer Nizam.Since the past six months, there have been several posts on SpotboyE. com and a person approached them to cough out Rs 25 lakh as the company (SpotboyE. com) had lot of damning information that could ruin the comedian, said Nizam, adding Sharma did not succumb as he was not inclined to give in to the surging “fake media”. He said the SpotboyE. com started uploading negative and exaggerated news into the public domain.Lalwani said: “What we have written are facts only, and all other media also are writing about it, so how can we alone be blamed for it?” —IANS

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