Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale took to her social media to speak out on the Agrima Joshua and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj controversy. Read more details.
Over the past few days, there has been an uproar regarding comedian Agrima Joshua who made supposedly offensive statements about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Though many are calling her out regarding the matter, there are many celebs and comedians who have come out in support of her. Now, actor Ketaki Chitale has also voiced out her opinion over the controversy on her social media.
Ketaki Chitale comes out in support of Agrima Joshua
Ketaki Chitale said that people cause a furore as soon as they hear Shivaji’s name. She said that people do not have the ‘intelligence to understand the information regarding different matters’. Ketaki further wrote that they are ‘starting politics’ in the name of Shivaji Maharaj. The actor said that people don’t realise that they are making their own worth questionable through their actions. She further joked that people need a ‘tiny bit of intelligence to understand that as well’.
She stated that people use the word ‘Marathi’ on social media and behave however they want just for a few likes. Ketaki Chitale added that youths who struggle with finding jobs in real life are usually the ring-masters of the circus caused on social media. She further said that these people need basic schooling first.
Chitale further questioned the educational base with Parshya and Archi (from Sairat) being role models for people. She stated that people use the names of great leaders like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Babasaheb Ambedkar, and more only when ‘they need to win arguments’. She further urged people to ‘read their literature and correct themselves’.
What is the controversy?
Comedian Agrima Joshua posted a video of one of her standup sketches. In the video, she is explaining some comments from Quora about the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue being built in Maharashtra. The statements were supposedly offensive for some people from the community and caused controversy regarding the matter.
I am sorry for having hurt the sentiments of the many followers of the great leader Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. My heartfelt apologies to followers of the great leader, who I sincerely respect. The video has already been taken down. Please amplify.— Agrima Joshua 🇮🇳 (@Agrimonious) July 10, 2020
The comedian has been receiving multiple threats on social media due to the controversy. Many celebs and comedians have spoken out in support of her. Agrima has already taken down the video and has apologised to people over hurting their sentiments through her statements.