Popular comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last on September 21 at the age of 58 after being admitted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi last month when he suffered cardiac arrest while exercising at a gym. Raju’s passing left his fans shocked and inconsolable who paid their respects to the late comedian on social media.
When stand-up comic Atul Khatri posted a tribute to Raju, another stand-up comic and one of the core members of the popular comedy group All India Bakchod Rohan Joshi shared insensitive comments about Srivastava’s demise, calling it “good riddance.”
Rohan’s comment was: “We didn’t lose anything. Whether it was Kamra (Kunal Kamra), whether it was a roast or a comic in the news, Raju Srivastav seized every opportunity he ever got to work on newer comics, especially after the new wave of stand up started he went on every fucking news channel every time he was invited to shoot an emerging art form and call it offensive just because he couldn’t understand and new stars are rising “He may have told some good jokes, but he didn’t understand the spirit of comedy or defending someone’s right to say something, even if you don’t agree. F*ck him and clean up.”
After undergoing several criticisms for his demeaning comments to the late comedian, Rohan deleted his comment and even apologized for the same saying: “Yehi soch kar delete kiya kyuki after a minute of anger. I realized today not about my personal feelings goes. Sorry if it hurt and thanks for the perspective.”
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Later in the day, actor Sikandar Kher, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher’s son took to the stand-up comic on his Instagram Stories. Kher shared Rohan’s now-deleted comment, writing: “There are always people who aren’t the ideal way we think they should be. But that’s life and we as humans and humanity have to deal with it for our own health.” and luck (in my opinion).:
“But reading this about someone who passed away too soon, I’m just sad to see that a young man who might be funny and witty is probably missing a huge dose of humanity. #unhappy #disheartening and very #uncool. PS: It took a lot of effort to be so polite,” the Aarya actor concluded.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Sikandar will next be seen in the Netflix original movie Monica O My Darling, starring Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles.