More than 30 Bollywood celebrities have been exposed accepting large sums of money to promote political propaganda.
‘Operation Karaoke’, which was carried out by Cobrapost, revealed names like Jackie Shroff, Vivek Oberoi, Sunny Leone, Kailash Kher and many more consenting to promote political properties on their respective social media accounts, the New Indian Express reported.
Reporters from Cobrapost posed as representatives from a public relations company and met actors, singers, dancers, and TV stars through their managers to allegedly fix up a deal ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing a press conference, the report mentioned Cobrapost editor-in-chief, Aniruddha Bahl saying, “They would defend the government even on controversial issues such as rape and fatal accidents such as bridge collapses. They were even willing to sign a dummy contract for endorsement of products to disguise the real nature of the proxy political campaigning that they were willing to do.”
The celebs preferred to accept cash, but some also provided their bank details and PAN card number.
Cobrapost has uploaded all of the exposed footage on their YouTube page and shared a couple of them over Twitter. Take a look at some of them below: