According to one sting operation led by Cobrapost Bollywood actors like Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Vivek Oberoi, Sunny Leone and others have been allegedly asked to promote the party agendas on social media at the cost proposed money.
The online web portal Cobrapost claimed on Tuesday in a sting operation Karaoke, the Bollywood celebrities are ready to promote the political parties agenda from their respective social media accounts. In the sting operation, the reporters were presented as public relation officers to the celebrities and they were asked to meet Bollywood celebrities ahead of General Elections 2019.
According to the Cobrapsot, 36 celebrities that includes playback singers Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kailash Kher, Mika Singh and Baba Sehgal; actors Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sonu Sood, Ameesha Patel, Mahima Chaudhry, Shreyas Talpade, Puneet Issar, Surendra Pal, Pankaj Dheer and his son Nikitin Dheer, Tisca Chopra, Deepshikha Nagpal, Akhilendra Mishra, Rohit Roy, Rahul Bhat, Salim Zaidi, Rakhi Sawant, Aman Verma, Hiten Tejwani and his wife 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.
Significantly, all these 36 celebrities have millions of fan following on their respective social media accounts. However, four celebrities Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Raza Murad and Saumya Tandon clearly refused to take part in the campaign of promoting the parties.
According to Cobrapost, the celebrities were ready to tweet and social media posts and their asking money was around 2 lakhs to 50 lakhs per post.