Comedian Tanmay Bhat’s purported AIB video in which he allegedly mocked veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has evoked a sharp reaction from fans on social media, prominent Bollywood celebrities and political parties.
Titled “Sachin v/s Lata Civil War”, Tanmay is seen taking jibes in the video at the 86-year-old melody queen and the cricketing legend, 43. 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.
The Shiv Sena asked 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.
Party leader Neelam Gorhe has written to Fadnavis seeking action against those behind the video which she alleged was made by people with “deranged mentality”.
“Such people try to misuse the popularity of icons like Sachin and Lata tai for their own publicity,” Gorhe told PTI.
“I have also written to Mumbai Police Commissioner seeking action against Tanmay Bhat and AIB,” the Sena leader said.
Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar spoke to the Police Commissioner and requested that a police complaint be filed against Tanmay Bhat and AIB.
The MNS had also earlier said it will lodge an FIR against Tanmay and demanded that the video uploaded by him be removed immediately.
BJP is also believed to have filed a complaint.
Actors Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh and Celina Jaitly have also criticised Bhat for roasting Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar, calling the video “not funny”.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) May 29, 2016
Kher posted on Twitter, “I am 9 times winner of #BestComicActor. Have a great sense of humor. But This is NOT humor. #Disgusting&Disrespectful.”
“Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny,” wrote Riteish.
Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny. https://t.co/ymYPi9hxuv
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 28, 2016
A shocked Jaitly wrote, “Absolutely.. Shocked and appalled. Not amused. Lata Mangeshkarji needs to be apologised to NOW!!”