The Shiv Sena and BJP demanded action against comedian Tanmay Bhat for a video in which he allegedly mocked singing legend Lata Mangeshkar and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
The Sena asked Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to take stringent action against AIB and Bhat for allegedly seeking to vitiate social harmony through videos on Mangeshkar and Tendulkar.
- “Such people try to misuse the popularity of icons like Sachin and Lata tai for their own publicity” -- Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe
- “We will not tolerate insults of both Bharat Ratnas whose contribution to the world is immense” -- Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Avinash Abhyankar
- “The offence is being repeated, this is a very serious matter. Such an accused person should be immediately placed under custodial interrogation and should be put up for trial in the court of law so that he could be punished as per the provision of law” – Activist and former top cop YP Singh
- “I am 9 times winner of #BestComicActor. Have a great sense of humor. But This is NOT humor. #Disgusting&Disrespectful (sic)” – Actor Anupam Kher
- “Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny” – Actor Riteish Deshmukh
- “Absolutely.. Shocked and appalled. Not amused. Lata Mangeshkarji needs to be apologized to NOW!!” -- Celina Jaitly