'Shorgul' makers axe song penned by Tanmay Bhat

Jun 03, 2016, 08:40 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Owing to Tanmay Bhat's recent controversy over video spoof on Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar, producers of an upcoming film 'Shorgul' remove a song penned by the stand-up comic

Looks like Tanmay Bhat's woes are far from abating. After receiving severe backlash for insulting Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in a Snapchat video recently, a song that he had penned for the upcoming film, 'Shorgul', has also been dropped. The political drama stars Jimmy Sheirgill and Ashutosh Rana.

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Tanmay Bhat
Tanmay Bhat 

Says a source, "Tanmay had ghost written a song called 'Pehle Aap', sung by Daler Mehndi for the film. But after his recent controversy, producers want to end their association with the comedian and have dropped the song from the film."

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Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar
Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar

A source close to the project adds, "The producers do not want any trouble as far as the film is concerned. Also, they do feel that what Tanmay did was uncalled for and things like these shouldn't be encouraged."

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Co-producer Aman Singh confirms the news and says, "'Shorgul' intends to present a humanitarian perspective to communal riots that affect the common man the most, irrespective of his caste, creed or religion. However, in light of recent happenings and the prevailing sentiment amongst people, we decided to let go off Tamnay's song."

Tanmay did not respond to our text message.

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