Paresh Rawal thinks comedians are at risk. To validate his point, he named comedians Chris Rock and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in a Twitter post. Rawal’s post comes after the controversial Oscar night, where actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across his face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head.
Paresh Rawal, who stars in the film ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’, seemed to have found a connection between the Oscar attack and the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. Taking to his Twitter handle, the actor said, “Comedians are in Danger everywhere, be it Chris or Zelensky”
The Ukraine President Zelensky was an actor and comedian before opting for a career in politics.
On the world stage, several comedians slammed the attack, calling it an “assault on their art.”
“Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a comedian. Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theatres,” Kathy Griffin wrote on Twitter.
Talking about Ukrainian president Zelensky, Ukraine and Russia have been at war for weeks now. Delegations from Ukraine and Russia have arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul to begin a new round of peace talks from Tuesday aimed at ending the ongoing war. The in-person talks slated to begin at 10.30 a.m. (local time, about 1 p.m. IST), will be hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Dolmabahce Presidential Working Office in Istanbul’s Besiktas district, reports Xinhua news agency.
(With inputs from agencies)