Gursimran Khamba, member of All India Bakchod (AIB), who left the comedy group post his name emerging in the #MeToo scandal has announced the launch of his independent outfit, Light@27.
Through a statement revealed on his Instagram page, Khamba said that the last seven months have been extremely challenging, but have also been an eye-opener. They gave him a chance to reflect and think about what he is passionate about, who he wants to work with and what he would want the next chapter of his life to be.
Light@27 is a comedy consultancy offering content and strategy solutions across live and digital media.
Here's the Instagram statement:
The past seven months have been extremely challenging but eye-opening for both me and my family. An allegation was made by someone with whom I shared a deep personal relationship. Since the allegation surfaced, an informal committee was set up to look into it. The committee constituted was neither a court/tribunal nor an internal complaints committee 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. However, this process which lasted four months was replete with procedural lapses and did not follow principles of natural justice. Despite my repeated requests to follow due process, these lapses continued. At this stage, I requested the committee to recuse itself and a fresh committee to be constituted. My request was denied and hence I was left with no choice but to withdraw from the enquiry. Till date, I maintain that I am happy to cooperate with any committee that is constituted fairly and follows principles of natural justice.
The silver lining, however, is that through all of this, I got a chance to reflect and think about what I'm 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 #Light@27.
Light@27 is a comedy consultancy offering content and strategy solutions across live and digital media. My new 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!
Why Light@27? When I started doing stand-up I always used to do 30 minute sets. And minute 27 was when I used to ask for the stage light to be sown - acting as a prompt for me to launch into my strongest act. It's now time to launch into that act!