Actor Anupam Kher booed argument on free speech in Mumbai


Actor Anupam Kher was booed by audience as an argument at a literary festival in Mumbai on freedom of speech.

Anupam Kher was among the panel of speakers at the argument on ‘Freedom of expression is in imminent danger’ organized as part of the Tata Literature Live Festival last night.

Kher and BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli, said for the motion whereas former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni and noted writer Shobha De said opposite the motion.

Anupam Kher went on saying “people have an agenda and cannot handle a chaiwala become a PM.”

As the hate continued, Kher said he had spoken to the festival organiser Anil Dharker in the morning and expressed his apprehensions of a paid audience at the argument.

This infuriated several members of the audience who kept on booing the actor.

Actor Anupam Kher’s wife Kirron Kher, a BJP MP, who was in the audience rose to his defence but the audience, did not stop hating Kher who said being a theatre artist he was used to such hating.

Dharker said it was ridiculous to suggest that the audience at the argument which ended at around 10 PM, was a paid.