As Bollywood choose to remain silent or roundly lambast AIB’s Tanmay Bhat’s video of a mock conversation with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar, the only person in the industry who took up for the comedian is Sonam Kapoor.
Sonam Kapoor tweets: @sonamakapoor 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!”
Anupam Kher tweeted about the actor’s humor ‘NOT’ being funny!
While @CelinaJaitly tweeted, “Absolutely.. Shocked n appalled!! Not amused @mangeshkarlata ji needs to be apologised to .. NOW !!”
Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, @Riteishd Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny.”
Sonam has supported AIB when it had been heavily panned during its Celebrity Roast Show featuring Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Sonam had said then, “”I love the comments that AIB has already made. It doesn’t matter what the content is, people should be allowed to put out anything that they feel. I don’t believe in censorship. That’s all that I have to say.”
The Mumbai police has initiated a probe on a complaint against comedian Tanmay Bhat’s video of a mock conversation with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar that has sparked a massive outrage with the Shiv Sena, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Monday demanding action against him and AIB.
The inquiry is underway against Bhat on a complaint by Raj Thackeray’s MNS, which has also threatened to beat him up. ollywood has also reacted sharply to the comedian’s portrayal of the music and cricket icons with many actors slamming the video made by a member of online comedy group AIB, saying it is in poor taste.
Titled Sachin v/s Lata Civil War, Tanmay, in a video posted on Facebook on May 26, took jibes at the 86-year-old melody queen and the 43-year-old cricketing legend.