After Rohan Joshi’s remark over comic Raju Srivastava’s death created an uproar on social media, the previous AIB member apologised on Thursday.
Raju passed on to the great beyond in New Delhi on September 21 after combating for his existence on the AIIMS clinic for over a month. He have been admitted to AIIMS on August 10 after struggling a cardiac arrest whilst understanding. After his loss of life on Wednesday, comic Atul Khatri, penned a small tribute for Raju on social media.
Commenting on Atul’s publish, Rohan stated, “We haven’t lost a thing.”
“We haven’t lost a thing. Whether it was Kamra whether it was roast or any comic in the news, Raju Srivastava took every opportunity he ever got to s**t on newer comics, especially after the new wave of stand-up started. He went on every f***all news channel every time he was invited to go s*** on an upcoming arty form and call it offensive just because he couldn’t understand it and new stars were rising. He might have told a few good jokes but he understood nothing about the spirit of comedy or defending someone’s right to say something even if you don’t agree. F**k him and good riddance (sic),” learn the total remark.
After being trolled for the observation, Rohan deleted the remark. He later apologised and wrote, “Yehi soch kar delete kiya kyuki (I deleted it because) after a minute of anger I realised today is not about my personal feelings. Sorry if it hurt and thanks for the perspective (sic).”
Former AIB member and co-creator Tanmay Bhat additionally tweeted about Raju and wrote, “Raju was truly a pioneer and the father of observational comedy. Where all others’ imagination ended – Raju thrived. A whole generation of comedians wanted to be Raju, before they even knew what was funny. RIP legend.”