- Aditya Narayan was caught on camera shouting at staff of IndiGo Airlines
- He was carrying 40 kg of excess baggage, was asked to pay Rs 13,000
- He refused to pay more than Rs 10,000, used "unparliamentary language"
"Let me reach Mumbai. If I don't strip you, then my name is not Aditya Narayan," he shouted in the footage, apparently shot by a co-passenger. IndiGo said it allowed him to travel after he apologised to its ground staff.
The incident happened this morning, the IndiGo statement said when a woman staff member told Aditya Narayan's group that they would have to pay Rs 13,000 more for the 40 kg of excess baggage that they had while traveling from Raipur to Mumbai, where he lives.
Mr Narayan, who is also a singer, was traveling with five other people, refused to pay more than Rs 10,000, IndiGo said, and alleged that he used "unparliamentary language with the female staff member."
When the Duty Manager intervened, and politely asked the singer to be civil and not to abusive language with women and other passengers present, he shouted even louder, the airline said. "He was informed that if he continues to misbehave he will not be allowed to travel," the statement said.
IndiGo emphasised that it would not compromise on "the dignity of our staff members or passengers."
Noted singer Anup Jalota appeared surprised at Aditya's behaviour and asked the 30-year-old to apologise immediately. He has made a mistake and should not have said what he did, Mr Jalota said.
On social media, people weren't as forgiving of his behaviour, spoke about their disappointment and asked why the junior Narayan had not been put on the no-fly list.
@IndiGo6E You should ban aditya narayan from flights. Have respect for your employees. I have always had a great experience with Indigo.- Sid (@mail_sid2002) October 2, 2017