In what he likely called the next chapter of his life, AIB’s ex-founder Gursimran Khamba launched [email protected] a comedy consultancy offering content and strategy solutions across live and digital media.
Khamba took to his social media to announce the update and added, “My team and I have a host of exciting long-form content projects in the pipeline – details of which I will be sharing with you soon”.
The announcement comes close on the heels of All India Bakchod (AIB) confirming to stay away from the content creation space for at least a while now. Since their dysfunctioning last year after Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba were embroiled in the #MeToo controversy, all fans were waiting was for the channel to make a comeback. According to AIB’s official Instagram post, the company saw rock bottom due to the controversy and did not have any partners or revenue to stay afloat. It also further informed that Tanmay Bhat will no longer be holding the post of CEO, whereas Gursimran Khamba will be working independently from now on and will not be associated with the company.
The post also mentioned that Khamba withdrew himself from the investigation process and did not provide enough co-operation. To which, the comedian replied stating, “An allegation was made by someone with whom I shared a deep personal relationship. Since the allegation surfaced, an informal complaints committee was set up under the POSH ACT. Nevertheless, because I had nothing to hide, I voluntarily chose to participate and began by extending all possible cooperation to this committee.”
Further, he also shared that amidst all this he was able to find a silver lining to look up to. “Through all of this, I got a chance to reflect and think about what I am truly passionate about, who I want to work with and what I’d want the next chapter of my life to be. With that, I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new venture [email protected],” read his post.
On the rationale behind launching [email protected], Khamba stated that when he started doing stand-up, he always did 30-minute sets. “And minute 27 was when I asked for the stage light to be shown – acting as a prompt for me to launch into my strongest act. It’s now time to launch into that act,” Khamba signed off.