The AIB Raost comedian, Tanmay Bhat, once again rose to limelight, when he mocked legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in this recent video. A huge debate broke out on whether the video was defaming or not and yes, the answers were divided. Some supported him while some criticized his take. Many Bollywood celebrities too had their say on this controversy. Where veteran actor Anupam Kher bashed Tanmay for his disrespectful comedy, Sonam Kapoor supported him for doing his job well of making people laugh.
Here we compile all the reactions of Bollywood celebrities who were either against Tanmay or supported him to the fullest. Take a look.
“This guy—I don’t want to give him publicity by taking his name—doesn’t know what Lataji means to us. He thought he would get away with it. But everyone I’ve spoken to since the past two days has expressed only dismay and disgust. This chap has the mind of a cockroach. Humour is something we all appreciate. But what is funny about ridiculing Lataji? The video is cheap and unworthy of getting any attention. The chap had not bargained for the backlash. Since he had gotten away with so much crassness in the past he thought he would get away this time. But there are celebrities. And then there is Lata Mangeshkar. You can’t get away with ridiculing her.”
“I have not seen the video nor do I intend to. My grandson Chintu informed me about it as I don’t even watch television. I don’t want to say anything except for we are talking about a woman (Lata didi), who has worked for 70-80 years of her life, spreading joy and happiness through her music. I now want to wait and watch how many people will stand by us. Most people have a knack of debating about it for a couple of days and forgetting about it. Aaplya deshat, Bharat Ratnancha kiti aadar aahe hey baghaycha aahe (I want to see what respect and honour do the Bharat Ratnas get in our country). The government has bestowed this honour upon them. They must make a note of this.”
Don’t you guys think there are issues that are more important than @thetanmay snapchat jokes??? I’m in shock with this over reaction!
Being living legends I know @sachin_rt and @mangeshkarlata don’t even know and care about what’s going on!stop spewing hate on their behalf!
Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool & neither is it funny.