Tanmay Bhat Won’t be Part of Comicstaan 2, Amazon told Gadgets 360 at a Declaration, Although Kanan Gill will remain a part of the Series.
“We are no longer functioning with Tanmay Bhat,” an Amazon India spokesperson said Wednesday. “But we will keep on working with Kanan Gill.” The two Bhat and Gill served as mentors and judges on the first season of their reality comedy search collection. They were two of the biggest names on Comicstaan, which likewise involved Sapan Verma, Kenny Sebastian, and Biswa Kalyan Rath among several others.
Back in October, Gill was accused of improper behaviour by several women. His fellow co-founder, Gursimran Khamba, was put”on a temporary leave of absence” till AIB could properly research the allegations made against him.
Khamba, too, has a job in the works at Amazon known as Gormint, a political satire which was earlier known as The Ministry. Amazon stated that Khamba is now not working on the show pending a full evaluation, and its fate has not yet been decided. A spokesperson cited the amount of the investigation and also the participation of the team as reasons for the delay in issuing a public response.
Not everyone has been so particular with their own decisions. Hours after AIB said it was disassociating itself from Bhat and Khamba, Hotstar declared it had cancelled the then-ongoing third season of On Air with AIB with”immediate effect”. The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the organising body of the Mumbai Film Festival, axed a feature film called Chintu Ka Birthday from its lineup after the exact same day, because it was produced by AIB.