Controversial comedian Kunal Kamra had earlier today (28 January) released a video of him harassing senior journalist Arnab Goswami, in which he repeatedly tried to provoke him by calling him a coward and spoke in a patronising tone.
As reported by OpIndia, an anonymous co-passenger of Kamra revealed how the ‘comedian’ abused Arnab and things got to such a level that the pilot had to make an announcement warning that such behaviour is not allowed on board a flight.
According to the report, the incident began when a Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight was taxiing towards the runway for takeoff. Kamra after noticing Arnab (who was on a call) stood near his seat and began abusing and threatening him.
Seeing Kamra shouting, a cabin crew member asked him to return back to his seat but the ‘comedian’ is said to have flatly refused to do so. Kamra during his rant reportedly said that Arnab had ruined his life. This stunt also resulted in the flight getting delayed.
After the flight took off, Kamra decided to re-confront Arnab and began calling him names. He later also allegedly made threatening gestures towards Arnab and all the while the latter patiently tried to ignore him.
In one instance Kamra allegedly tried to shove his hand in front of Arnab’s face leading the latter to calmly ask him not to do so.
The co-passenger claimed that as Kamra became increasingly aggressive, the flight crew intervened and made him go back to his seat. The flight’s pilot is later said to have made an announcement that such a behaviour is not allowed on board a flight.
As per the witness, after the flight landed, Arnab normally de-boarded from the flight and exited the airport, while Kamra kept yelling abuses.
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