Comedian Raju Srivastava (Raju Srivastava) passed away today on Wednesday, 21st September and his passing has left a void in the entertainment industry. While fans and celebrities mourned his death, stand-up comedian Rohan Joshi’s comment on his demise did not go down well with many. This happened when Rohan reacted to Atul Khatri’s post on the death of Raju Srivastava.
Atul posted a picture of Raju on Instagram and wrote, ‘RIP Rajubhai. You were an inspiration to so many people. Whenever you used to go on stage, you used to set fire to it. Your presence was such that whenever people saw you, a smile came on their face. A big loss for Indian stand-up comedy.
Rohan Joshi commented on this, in which it was written, ‘We have not lost anything. Whether it is karma or roast or anything that is coming in the news. Raju Srivastava took every opportunity to work on a new comedy, especially after the new wave of stand ups started. He used to go to every news channel every time where he was invited to call the new art nonsense.
He further wrote, ‘They used to call it wrong, because they did not understand it and new stars were emerging. He may have told some good jokes, but he didn’t understand the spirit of comedy or anything about defending one’s right to say something, even if you don’t agree.’
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Rohan Joshi clarified after criticism
After Rohan Joshi’s comment, social media users criticized Raju’s death for linking it to ‘karma’. However, the comment is no longer visible. Rohan later clarified that he took it down following the backlash. He wrote, ‘Deleted thinking this, because after a minute of anger I realized that this is not about my personal feelings. Sorry if anyone got hurt.’
Sikander Kher got angry with Rohan Joshi
Rohan’s comment also angered actor Sikander Kher. He shared on his Instagram stories, ‘There are always people who would not be ideal from our point of view. But, this is life and we as humans must deal with it for the sake of our health and happiness, but after reading this about someone who has passed away, I am sad to see that a young man who is funny Maybe, maybe there is a huge lack of humanity in it. It took me a lot of effort to be so humble.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 21, 2022, 21:58 IST