Thursday, February 21, 2013

Air India pilot in trouble after his rap video goes viral!

Air India pilot in trouble after rap video goes viral
Rapping was not the answer for this Air India pilot
Viral videos are a funny business, right? On the one hand, they have the power to make you rich and famous and on the other hand, they can be responsible for your downfall. At least, that seems to be the case with an Air India pilot, who uploaded a homemade video of himself rapping about the national carrier on YouTube.

Sounds like a bit of harmless fun, I hear you say? Maybe that was the intention, but the video has not received much acclaim from the aviation authorities.

To be fair, it’s not his rapping style that they have a problem with… it’s his lyrics, which complain about unpaid salaries and aging flight attendants, while also criticising the “people at the top” for ruining Air India.

The music video has been attracting a lot of media attention in recent days – even CNN has been reporting on it! That might have been a reality check, because the 28-year-old pilot has written an apology to Air India’s management and he’s not doing any media interviews either.

So what’s wrong with the lyrics? Here are some highlights (and the video is below):

“I’m filing bankruptcy and I’m getting broke… why don’t we punish those who f***ed up my airline? How do I fly with women in their 60s? They can them airhostesses, we call them aunties,” the pilot raps.

“It’s few people at the top who f***ed us up and robbed. They don't even let me leave, they don't give me NOC (no objection certificate). Please tell them it isn't Air Force, I ain’t at LoC (line of control).”

With lyrics like that, the video was never going to be well received by his management, was it? “The pilot is in the wrong profession,” an unnamed Air India official told The Times of India newspaper. “Since he is so talented as a musician, he should have been in a rock band.” Ouch!


The pilot has been described as enthusiastic by co-workers, which comes across in the video too, but not even that character trait will aid him this time around. Unsurprisingly, he could face disciplinary action.

“Discipline has to be maintained by all employees. People are free to leave the company and then do what they want. Will any private company tolerate such behaviour from any employee? We will examine his track record before taking a final view on his immature act,” a senior official was quoted as saying.

Without further ado, here is the rap video - be warned, the lyrics are explicit! So what are your views - was the pilot in the wrong, or should he be allowed to express himself? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on FacebookTwitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!

14 comments :

  1. Great share Robeel... love the guy's enthusiasm!

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  2. Either you are with the company or out. This Air India pilot should have resigned before going "famous", if he was interested in young females he should have joined Kingfisher where he would not have been paid any salary at all!

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  3. What did he expect? Air India will felicitate him. Certainly he would have weighed the pros and con before uploading it. Feelings for your employer in private is OK, but in public, well you ought to be ready for the consequences. May be he is serious about his singing career. Though out of sync or rhyme it is passable.

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  4. Well I share the same thought, you go man.

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  5. This is exactly what you do when you have nothing to loose.

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  6. Whatever the frustration mode may be ? He brought the hidden truth of Maharaja.

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  7. I would reckon no other Airline would hire such and "Outspoken Pilot" even if he was the best guy in the sky!!! His career is probably at stake... and if you notice he does not look like a guy who is about to retire with a huge pension!!! and he has to deal with the repercussions of Air India now...not the best scenario to be in!!!

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  8. Its True and Truth is out... Should add in his rap with some accountable person too.. who know nothing about Aviation...

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  9. I hope that it opens some eyes!

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  10. This isn't even good rap.

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  11. Really? He wears that belt and watch with his uniform....?

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  12. Mano Chandra DhasMarch 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    I guess he is looking for a job now. If I were a potential employer, I would hire the guy; but then one should have a sense of humour to be able to do that. I think the guy was well within his rights to protest if he was not paid regularly. His chosen medium of protest was 'Rap'. I however do not like the way he insulted his uniform. That was out of order!

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  13. Its always the question who is going to BELL the CAT.

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  14. I just hate when he disrespecting the other flight attendant because they are old, man, those people you called aunties suffer as much as you do

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