All India Bakchod Knockout
All India Bakchod Knockout Promo Poster
|Produced by||Only Much Louder|
|Based on||Comedy Central Roast|
|28 January 2015|
|Language||Hindi and English|
The All India Bakchod Knockout, aka AIB Knockout, was a copy of the Comedy Central Roast created by Mumbai based creative agency All India Bakchod (AIB). It took place in December, 2014, and was uploaded on their YouTube channel on January 28, 2015. It was recorded at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. It was hosted by Karan Johar. Ranveer Singh, and Arjun Kapoor were roasted. The show was subsequently removed from their channel on February 3, 2015. AIB removed the show because it attracted widespread public backlash from religious groups, Bollywood actors, and certain right-wing political activists.
|Host||Karan Johar||Bollywood Director/Writer/Producer/Actor|
|Roastees||Ranveer Singh||Bollywood Actor(s)|
|Roasters||Tanmay Bhat||Co-founder(s) — AIB|
|Raghu Ram||Actor/Reality TV Judge|
|Rajeev Masand||Film Critic|
In February 2015 the show was subject to criticism, and certain right-wing political leaders filled FIR's against the group, the participants and certain audience members, under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code. No progress, or arrests were made in any of the cases. Some dissenters protested outside AIB's office, and AIB offered apologies to certain religions organizations as damage control. Numerous celebrities tweeted, both, support and further criticism with regard to the insult comedy content. The hype surrounding the show eventually ended by April 2015, and to work on their goodwill, AIB's next YouTube upload was a call to action sketch that urged people to fight for Net Neutrality in India.
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