Comedian Munawar Faruqui’s cancelled show was a charity special for Puneeth Rajkumar’s foundation

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  • Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui took to Twitter to share an emotional note after his show, which was scheduled for November 28, was cancelled. In the statement, Munawar said that it was a charity show for late Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s foundation. He further added that they agreed on not selling the show in the name of charity.

MUNAWAR FARUQUI’S STAND-UP SHOW WAS FOR PUNEETH RAJKUMAR’S FOUNDATION

On Saturday (November 27)Bengaluru Police asked Munawar Faruqui to cancel his stand-up comedy show in Bengaluru’s Good Shepherd auditorium. The police said that there are threats and credible information that the show could create “chaos and disturb public peace and harmony, which may lead to law and order problems.”
Munawar said that hatred has triumphed. He wrote, “Month back, my team called Late Puneeth Rajkumar sir organisation for charity which we will be going to generate from this show in Bangalore! We agreed to not sell the show in the name of charity as suggested by the noble organisation (sic).”
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The police said, “It is learned that Munawar Faruqui is a controversial figure as he has made controversial statements on other religions’ gods.”
Puneeth Rajkumar died on October 29 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was laid to rest at Kanteerava Studios in Bengaluru.

MUNAWAR FARUQUI CALLS SHOW CANCELLATION UNFAIR

Taking to Twitter, Munawar Faruqui said that it was unfair for his stand-up comedy show to be cancelled for a joke that he never made. He wrote, “Putting me in jail for a joke I never did to cancel my show which has nothing problematic in it. This is unfair.”
Munawar further added that he had to cancel 12 shows in the last two months due to threats to the venue and the audience.

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