Stand-up comedian and co-founder of All India Bakchod (AIB) Tanmay Bhat has been widely trolled on Twitter for posting a video clip, which allegedly disrespected the veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar and legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Actually, Tanmay Bhat has transposed his face in the video with that of the two well-admired personalities and created a fictitious conversation amid them. Then he shared this video on his official social networking accounts. Since then he has been receiving all sorts of backlash from Sachin and Lata Mangeshkar’s fans, who treat them nothing less than the god.
In the video, the representational characters of Mangeshkar and Tendulkar can be seen having what seems to be an unpleasant chat. While imitating Mangeshkar, Tanmay Bhat said that cricketer Virat Kohli was better than Sachin Tendulkar. The comedian on this retort to the ace singer said, “You are 5,000 years old…” while playing out the character of Tendulkar. The video has gone viral now with 313,000 views on Facebook.
While Twitteratis lashed out at Tanmay for mocking the two idols, with people calling the video offensive and not even funny, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned of action against the comedian, principally famous among youth, and got an FIR lodged against him.
This is not the first time the AIB comedian has faced such wrath of the social media users. He recently sparked outrage by posting a YouTube video on May 20 on the necessity of feminism. In 2015, he attracted backlash after being a part of the AIB Knockout Roast. The show involved Bollywood actors such as Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor,who got entangled into a full-fledged argument for perpetrating obscenity.