Comedian Kunal Kamra on Friday tweeted that he has been banned by air-carrier Vistara, greater than two months after he was grounded by 4 different airways for heckling a TV channel editor on an IndiGo flight.
“Air vistara has also banned me now till the 27th April, following orders like they show… at a time where no one can fly, all I want to say is, neither am I sorry nor am I surprised, nor am I suffering…,” Mr Kamra wrote.
The stand-up comedian was banned by a number of airways in late January following a directive by a union minister that triggered an enormous controversy.
Mr Kamra, a Mumbai-based comic recognized for his sharply important views in opposition to the federal government and government-friendly media networks, was banned by IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet and GoAir after he posted a video of his encounter with Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV. In the video, he’s seen throwing questions at Mr Goswami, who would not reply.
The airline ban triggered criticism from social media customers who recalled how a reporters working for Mr Goswami have ceaselessly heckled opposition leaders in public locations and on flights.