Stand-up comedian Munawar Farooqi, who is now a contestant on the reality show Lock Up hosted by Kangana Ranaut, had earlier slandered the actor on Twitter. In tweets published in 2020 and 2021, Munawar mocked Kangana Ranaut for his nepotism, his tweets and his comments. His tweets have now received new attention as the comedian announced his participation in the show.
In one of Munawar’s tweets, “Kangana is anti-Nepotism, but Kut Ki Bahen Ko manager Raqqa Hai (he had his own sister as manager)”. He also wrote, “Kangana Ranaut tweets patke lak raha hi fir se jala sala jaan (I want to go back to court custody after reading his tweets)!”
“Advertisement: Use your CRED coins for cashbacks and rewards, I know this is ridiculous, it’s like a Kangana Ranaut-speaking feeling !!! #CRED” Munawar tweeted. “Dear Kangana Agar Virushka Ka Baby Bada Hoke Actor Ya Cricketer Pana To Boycott Karna Hey Ya Nahi # Virushka Baby (Should Virusha, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma want to be child actors or should they ignore the child if they are cricketers) ???” His tweet was, “My lead role in Kangana Ki Direct Ki Kai is Kansa New Comer Tha (Who is the newcomer to the protagonist in the movie directed by Kangana)? Oops, he was at the forefront of #NepotismEndsin2020.”
In response to his participation in the show, users started sharing tweets on Twitter. “#MunavarFarukki is in love with Kangana,” one said. Another person wrote, “Ek laka do tha apko kangana se (you had a connection with kangana).” “Munawar and Kangana are on the same show, liberals are still confused as to whether to ignore or appreciate the show. #MunawarFaruqui #KanganaRanaut #LockUpp” a Twitter user tweeted.
Munawar was announced on Tuesday as a contender for the ALT Balaji and MX Player’s Lock Up. The show will feature a 24×7 live stream and 16 controversial celebrities who will be locked up for months without facilities.
News agency PTI quoted him as saying, “Lockup will be one of its kind because it has the potential to change the dynamics of the content viewing experience in the Indian OTT industry. .I’m glad ALTBalaji has partnered with MX Player to give me such a unique reality show. “
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In January 2021, Munawar was jailed for a month in Indore after the son of a BJP MLA filed an FIR alleging that the comedian had insulted religious sentiments on one of his stand-up shows. In November, he came under fire for refusing permission for his stand-up comedy show by the Bangalore Police amid protests by Hindu organizations.
He joined as one of the contestants along with actor Nisha Rawal, who is known for series like Maine Lakshmi Tere Angan Ki and Shaadi Mubarak. Produced by Endemol Shine India, premieres on February 27 on ALTBalaji and MX Player.