It seems Tanmay Bhat of comic group AIB took things a bit too far when he posted a video on Facebook titled Sachin vs Lata Civil War. The video didn’t sit well with Bollywood actors like Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh and Celina Jaitly, who criticised Tanmay for roasting Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar. They called the video “not funny”.
Tanmay is seen taking jibes at the 86-year-old melody queen and the 43-year-old cricketing legend in the two-minute video that was posted on his Snapchat and Facebook.
Earlier in 2015, AIB had dealt with FIRs, trolls and abuses when they did a roast of actors Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, and filmmaker Karan Johar.
The group even drew flak from the film industry, including actors Aamir Khan, Mallika Sherawat and Farida Jalal, but they maintained that they will not change their style for anyone.
Watch the post here:
Some of the punchlines used against Mangeshkar in the video include ‘Jon Snow also died, so should you’, ‘your face looks like someone has kept you in water for eight days.’
Tanmay might have tried to ward negative comments with the caption accompanying the Facebook post, where he wrote: Sachin vs Lata Civil War (I make such nonsense on my Snapchat – follow me there – ID: Thetanmay) (Also I obvously love Lata and Sachin, just having some fun).
But that didn’t really have much of a pacifying effect.
Kher posted on Twitter, “I am 9 times winner of #BestComicActor. Have a great sense of humour. But This is NOT humor. #Disgusting&Disrespectful.”
Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny. https://t.co/ymYPi9hxuv— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 28, 2016
“Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny,” wrote Riteish.
A shocked Jaitly wrote, “Absolutely.. Shocked and appalled. Not amused. Lata Mangeshkarji needs to be apologised to NOW!!”
Tanmay clearly hit the wrong notes with this one, as many Facebook users too were not too amused by his post.