On 10 September, Kunal Kamra shared a photo of him and birthday boy Anurag Kashyap holding two framed chappals outside the office of Republic TV. The frame reads, “Awarded to Arnab Goswami.”
In the caption, Kamra wrote that the duo had visited the channel’s office to give Arnab the award. However, they did not have prior permission to enter the premises.
The caption reads, “Birthday boy @anuragkashyap72 & me went to the @republic’s office to give Arnab an excellence in journalism award… Republic security said bina permission ke allowed nahi hai…”
Birthday boy @anuragkashyap72 & me went to the @republic’s office to give Arnab an excellence in journalism award… Republic security said bina permission ke allowed nahi hai…
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) September 10, 2020
Kashyap also shared the same photo with the caption, “Best birthday ever.. me and @kuna_kamra went to @republicworld to give Arnab the “Paragon excellence in journalism award” .. they said – not allowed without permission.. here is fantasising that “Republic follows what they preach “
Even the J&K Bureau chief of Republic, Tejinder Singh Sodhi spoke against the channel’s alleged lack of ethics. In his resignation, he wrote, “Slowly everybody started leaving, first it was the Reporter from Uttar Pradesh he was followed by the one from MP, then West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Bangalore and every other bureau resigned because of the editorial policies. When I speak to them, they say that we joined the Republic to do real Journalism and not to be stooges of a particular political party and do “hit jobs” on those who don’t agree with that political party. They all realized that Arnab was using his two channels to settle his personal scores with his previous employers, his former colleagues and everybody else who disagreed with his shouting bouts.”
The celebrity spotlight
Many Bollywood celebrities are expressing solidarity with Rhea Chakraborty as well as calling out the blatant miscoverage. Farhan Akhtar in his tweet also spoke of the same.
What do you think about this? Is this what Arnab Goswami deserves for his hardwork?