What an expose. Cobrapost has unmasked many celebrities from Bollywood, music and television industries for accepting bribes for promoting political party on social media.
The investigation “Operation Karaoke” where Cobrapost people posed as employees of a public relations agency, revealed that playback singers Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kailash Kher, Mika Singh and Baba Sehgal, actors Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sonu Sood, Amisha Patel, Mahima Chaudhry, Shreyas Talpade, Puneet Issar, Surendra Pal, Pankaj Dheer and son Nikitin Dheer were willing to post positive messages on social media for political parties.
Other actors whose name came up are Tisca Chopra, Deepshikha Nagpal, Akhilendra Mishra, Rohit Roy, Rahul Bhat, Salim Zaidi, Rakhi Sawant, Aman Verma, Hiten Tejwani and spouse Gauri Pradhan, Evelyn Sharma, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra, Poonam Pandey, Sunny Leone, comedians Raju Srivastava, Sunil Pal, Rajpal Yadav, Upasana Singh, Krushna Abhishek and Vijay Ishwarlal Pawar, and choreographer Ganesh Acharya and dancer Sambhavana Seth.
Not just for money, some stars even agreed to post and promote without payment.
However, there was another side, where celebrities like including Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Raza Murad and Saumya Tandon, refused to promote any political party.
Watch their video compilation here: