Outrage over Comedian Tanmay Bhat’s Video mocking Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar

All India Bakchod (AIB) is India’s premiere comedy group, collectively co-founded by comedians Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba. The AIB episodes feature their take on everything that made it to the news and also features interviews with celebrity guests. Very famous amongst the youths!! The group AIB known for its irreverent comedy was caught in a massive controversy over an expletive-laden roast of actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in December 2014.

As per the latest release, Comedy group AIB’s Tanmay Bhat is being skewered on social media by celebrities and others for posting a video in which he allegedly mocked veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The comedian reportedly posted the video on May 26 on Facebook titled “Sachin vs Lata Civil War” and cracked apparently not-so-funny jokes about both these legends. Disclaimer wrote was: “I make such nonsense on my Snapchat.” The video has the legendary singer and master blaster arguing about who is a better player – Sachin or Virat Kohli. By Sunday, the video had been widely shared and had social media divided on whether it is funny or downright offensive – or neither of the two.

Reaction by the Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena (MNS)

While many have commented that the video is best ignored, the outrage seemed set to take a political turn with Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatening to launch protests. Eventually, MNS lodged an FIR against Tanmay Bhat. MNS Chitrapat Sena president Ameya Khopkar said that on Monday morning he will visit Shivaji Park police station and file FIR against Bhat. Meanwhile he also demanded Bhat to immediately remove the video uploaded.

Upon responding to the questions about further procedure, Mumbai police said that it is consulting legal experts and will contact Google and YouTube seeking removal of the video.

Amid such allegations, Tanmay Bhat responded to all the comments and accepted that he had insulted two great legends in his tweet. But, “when you guys write about me tomorrow can you please use my snapchat ID -it’s thetanmay thanks. ;)”

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