Bollywood has been up in arms against the video in which AIB's Tanmay Bhat pits the film industry's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar against cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. (Watch the video here)
In the video titled 'Sachin v/s Lata Civil War', Tanmay takes jibes at the two veterans saying Mangeshkar's face looks like someone has kept her under water for eight days. He has also gone to the extent of addressing Mangeshkar directly while saying that Jon Snow (a 'Game Of Thrones' character) died and so should she. The 'face-swapped' Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar are also seen arguing over whether Virat Kohli is better than the Master Blaster.
His 'joke' backfired and he found himself at the receiving end of the Twitterati, including Bollywood celebs.
Here are reactions of B-Town folk to Tanmay's video:
Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny. https://t.co/ymYPi9hxuv— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 28, 2016
Freedom of speech should be used with equal amount of responsibility too #AIBInsultsBharatRatans— Rahul Mahajan (@TheRahulMahajan) May 30, 2016
Blasphemy in the name of Humor is NOT FUNNY!! No. Of ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂdown says it all.. Fuck You AIB! https://t.co/C1SBjiqhCP— shaan (@singer_shaan) May 30, 2016
To speak about any woman wth such indignity, is a sin. & this is Lata Mangeshkar. Hope Karma doesn't do d same to their own Mothers. Prayers— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) May 29, 2016
The Shiv Sena and BJP have demanded action against AIB and comedian Tanmay Bhat for the video. The 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.
The MNS had also earlier said it will lodge an FIR against Tanmay and demanded that the video uploaded by him be removed immediately. (Read more)
As the outrage over Tanmay's video continues, here's what he tweeted:
Roast wale din yaad aa gaye by god pic.twitter.com/VgEPkaZy9e— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
bharat mata ki jai— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
A snapstory is going to be on the news tonight. Congrats everyone.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
Melissandre reference made it to local marathi channels. #globalization— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
Please pay me @Snapchat— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 30, 2016
Yesterday evening, Tanmay Bhat also tweeted about having issued a statement over the controversy on one of his social media accounts. But, it turned out to be a lame attempt at making jokes. (Here's what he has to say)