All India Bakchod’s first ever roast show that featured stand-up comedians and Bollywood personalities Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor indulging in desi adult humour, has not only run into a legal trouble but also sparked a dramatic war over moral policing on social media. Following a police complaint by a Mumbai local, the Maharashtra government has promised an inquiry into the matter. However, after drawing flak from online fans of AIB, the government softened its stand with minister for cultural affairs Vinod Tawde posting on Twitter: “On #AIBRoast, will only enquire if the AIB had taken appropriate certificate. No moral policing if they r allowed by law, I can’t stop them (sic).”
Meanwhile, social media websites, particularly Twitter, have got users taking a stand, be it in favour or against the video. In fact, ‘AIB National Shame’ and ‘We Stand By AIB Knockout’ were trending on Twitter simultaneously at the time of reporting. Dhiren Wagle @imdhirenwagle wrote, “shame on them and their bearings who are supporting AIB AIB National Shame (sic). AIB fans also pulled the strings by extending their support. Darshna Parmar @arjundarshna wrote, “Dropped d night plan of studies cz We Stand By AIB knockout (sic).