Agrima Joshua is a stand-up comedian. Recently, one of her videos went viral on social media. It seems that former Shiv Sena member Mr. Ramesh Solanki was amongst the first to express his voice over the remarks made on Shivaji Maharaj by Agrima Joshua. Let’s have a look at how the Agrima Joshua controversy unfolded.
Timeline of Agrima Joshua controversy
Agrima’s stand up video making rounds on the internet is of pre-lockdown period. On 9th July 2020 at 10:41 PM, Ramesh Solanki shared an old video of Agrima Joshua where she is seen insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Over thousands of Twitteratis have reacted on this tweet, backlashing Agrima and seeking her apology for hurting the sentiments of people. What exactly Agrima said in her video? Let’s find out.
Agrima Joshua on Shivaji Maharaj
This is exactly what Agrima Joshua said in her video which went viral.
“I am already psyched about the next big thing they are going to do in Maharashtra, in Mumbai. Anybody heard of this amazing thing they are going to do in Mumbai…the Shivaji statue? I am psyched about it. I want to know more about it, I want to read about it. So I went to the most authentic source of news on the internet – Quora. Wahan par kisi ne nibandh likh rakha hai…This Shivaji statue is amazing master stroke by our Prime Minister Modi ji, it will have solar cells which will power all of Maharashtra…Doosra banda aya, usne socha ye creative contest hai, to usne socha yes, it will also have GPS tracker and it will shoot laser rays out of its eyes to kill Pakistani terrorists in Arabian Sea. Teesra banda aaya, guys please get your facts right. It’s not Shivaji, it’s Shivaji Maharaj”
Agrima Joshua on Shivaji Maharaj controversy
At first, Agrima thought it was the followers of BJP who were trolling her and she never paid attention to the video which went viral. Initially, not paying attention to trolls, she tweeted
If you aren’t already aware of this, the @BJP4India IT Cell has unleashed a bunch of trolls at me claiming they’re Shiv Sena. Now, I am pretty sure the Shiv Sena, has better things to take care of in Maharashtra right now, than some comic doing her job.”
Agrima thought this tweet of hers would get some support from Shiv Sena. However, what followed after that shocked her. Even the leaders of Shiv Sena demanded her apology.
Agrima Joshua issues an apology
The 2-day long drama was followed by an apology by Agrima in the form of a tweet. Agrima wrote,
“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.”