TV star Kapil Sharma certainly did not see this coming - in the midst of mud-slinging match. Tweeples took to abusing each other over a Modi tweet he shared.
Talking about the Twitter trouble, Kapil Sharma told Hindustan Times, "I just shared the picture as it was great to see that our senior leaders know about the show (Comedy Nights). The post was not political, it was simply for the show."
Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote on Twitter, "The way Rahul Baba is making statements with a dash of comedy in them, I think the TV show of Kapil Sharma may soon have to shut shop."
Modi was reacting to Rahul Gandhi's speech even as he snorted and guffawed, picking up flaws in Gandhi's recent speeches.
Kapil Sharma shared Modi's tweet, perhaps rejoicing at the popularity of his show Comedy Nights with Kapil. Sadly, he was bombarded with abuses and allegations by fans online. The TV host had to delete his tweet to avoid any further damage.
He later requested fans to give religion a break and wrote on Facebook, "Hello friends.. It hurts when i see u people fighting on a social networking site.. Bad words.. Abusing.. Its really sad.. Its my request to all of u ..Pls dont write such bad words to each other on d name of religion.. No religion teaches us to abuse or to disrespect other religion... Please come out of all dis things.. V all are human beings..I just shared mr modi's tweet abt d show becoz u all love dis show.. I felt bad n delete that pic n tweet.. Learn to love each other.. Learn to respect each other.. Lets change this world.. So that humare baad jo generation aye.. Unhe nafrat ka pata hi na ho. God bless this beautiful world.. Keep smiling...Love you all."?
"I think people commenting on the post were some kids. They were talking randomly about the bad blood between India and Pakistan. Social networking site pe 'ye kar denge wo kar denge' kehne ka kya matlab hai? There is no point fighting over religion," he added.
Kapil also said that he deleted the post after he received messages saying it looks bad on his timeline. "Though there was nothing wrong in my post, I decided to delete it because there were around a thousand comments fighting over religion and India-Pak rivalry."