Will the real Kunal Kamra please stand up?
A news website reported that a Boston resident Kunal Kamra, who is currently in India visiting his family, was blacklisted much like the ‘real Kunal Kamra’.
“The whole scenario was really confusing because first, the Jaipur airport security had to clear me, then Air India had to clear me and I needed clearance from both these parties to get on the flight. The airline took a copy of my Aadhar card and it was enough for them, but the security wasn’t convinced with all my Indian IDs so I had to show them my American ID, which finally worked. It was just a very unpleasant experience,” said the Boston resident to a news daily.
Dhananjay Kumar, spokesperson, Air India, said, “Comedian Kunal Kamra is banned from boarding Air India. It’s mentioned in our system, that’s why his name was automatically rejected. But after verification of all the credentials of the passenger, we allowed him to board the flight.”
Collateral damage 😢😢😢https://t.co/uHbWV7x8Sx
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) February 5, 2020
The stand-up comedian reacted to the news calling the incident ‘collateral damage’.
Air India is among the four carriers that decided to suspend Kunal Kamra for his behaviour which was said to have not been in accord with their regulations on on board behaviour.
This is not the first time another person has suffered on the comedian’s account. Kritika Kamra, no relation to Kunal Kamra, posted recently on Twitter saying “Why are they staring at me?” while holding a lounge card at Mumbai airport with her name written as Kamra | K.