Stand up comedian Agrima Joshua faces hate from Shiv Sena after making jokes on Shivaji Maharaj, Sena’s MLA Pratap Sarnaik demand her arrest


Shiv Sena is fuming over a stand-up comedian after she joked about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. An old video of Agrima Joshua is surfacing online in which she is heard making a joke about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s upcoming statue in the Arabian sea, referring to what is read about it on a question and answers website, Quora.

The video has also prompted Sena’s Thane MLA Pratap Sarnaik to demand her arrest.

“Some comedian named Agrima Joshua has made contemptuous comments against Shivaji Maharaj while presenting her comedy. I saw the video and I feel she doesn’t have respect for Shivaji Maharaj or she doesn’t know about him. I have also written to Home Minister demanding her arrest,” Sarnaik said.

Several people took to social media to share the video, saying it has hurt their sentiments and demanded strict action against her.


On Friday, Joshua apologized for hurting the sentiments of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s followers and said the video has been taken down.


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