Congress

Press Release: Operation Karaoke

February 19, 2019
Team Cobrapost

Cobrapost exposes three dozen Bollywood celebrities willing to post messages, as their personal opinion, on social media on behalf of political parties, for money. These celebrities include famous singers, comedians and actors from the entertainment industry, TV and films. | Read more|

Operation Karaoke

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

An investigation by Cobrapost exposes three dozen Bollywood celebrities, including famous singers, comedians and actors, willing to post messages, as their personal opinion, on social media on behalf of political parties, all for money | Read more|

Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Bollywood Playback Singer

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Facebook pe acchi-acchi cheejein karoonga, gaali nahi doonga thoda musical gaa ke you know guitar leke wo sab bahut viral hoga Modiji kee tareef mein ek gaana ki ‘Ye hee hai aur kaun hai’ (I will write good posts on Facebook. I will not abuse anybody. I will play a musical, holding a guitar, you know, and sing a | Read more|

Jackie Shroff, Bollywood Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

Wo game hota hai apna-apna yaar … apne ko kya hai apna kaam hai hum acchi baatein hum faila rahe hain saath mein dhan bhi de rahe hain toh oopar waale se faqir kya maangta hai (That is the rule of the game, friend … I have no problem. What I am supposed to do is spread good words and you would be paying me money in | Read more|

Sunny Leonne, Model and Bollywood Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Modi Sir ne Daniel ko overseas citizen banaya toh hum zaroor support karenge (We will definitely support provided Modi Sir [the BJP government] grant Daniel overseas citizen status).” | Read more|

Mika Singh, Bollywood Playback Singer and Performer

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Humne kuch bola tha Kanwaljeet ko bhi ki iske alawa kisi aur ko bhi chahiye toh main do-chaar logon se baat kar loonga … lekin pehle ek baar apna ho jaaye (I had told Kanwaljeet that if you need help I can rope in some more people … but first let me start it).” | Read more|

Vivek Oberoi, Bollywood Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Ye window kya rahega … kitne mahine ke liye karna hai (What will be this window … how many months I will have to do it).” | Read more|

Sonu Sood, Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“But I feel ki jo apan 1.5 crore soch rahe hain it should be at least 2.5 (but I feel that the price 1.5 crore you have quoted, it should be at least 2.5).” | Read more|

Ameesha Patel, Model and Actor

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Samajho aap 28 ko aa rahe ho transaction ho jaata hai 28 kee sham ko main kar doongi taaki first week of September mein jab aapka pehla aa jaye toh wo paanch din ka gap rahega toh wo (Suppose, you say you are coming on 28. If transaction takes place on 28, I will post the tweet that very evening. So, when I receive | Read more|

Shreyas Talpade, Film Actor and Director

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Toh humein kyon 30 de rahe ho yaar humein bhi thoda better do (So why are you giving me Rs. 30 lakh, friend. Give me some more better remuneration).” | Read more|

Ganesh Acharya, Film Choreographer, Actor and Director

February 19, 2019
Asit Dixit and Umesh Patil

“Kya hai matlab jaise ye nau mahine ka hai … chaar-paanch mahine ka ek aapka white ka RTGS ho jaata na toh hum log confirm ho jaate ki kaam karna hai (I mean, this contract is for nine months … see if you can arrange RTGS of the white component of four-five months together, it would confirm that I have to work fo | Read more|