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Indian police in action against comedian for insulting Lata, Sachin

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MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police has initiated investigation into a complaint AIB’s Tanmay Bhatt, after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) lodged a complaint against him for mocking two legendary celebrities – Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar.

The complaint comes in the wake of a ‘funny’ video posted by Tanmay, which featured a mock conversation between cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.


Video that sparked criticism on the comedian

 

 


Tanmay had posted a video on social media where the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar get into a war of words over Virat Kohli, but looks like this time he has gone a bit too far insulting the legendary Sachin and Lata in the name of comedy.

Tanmay Bhat

Tanmay Bhat

 


 

Another video mocking Sachin and Lata that drew strong Bollywood reaction

 


 

But his stint didn’t go well with Bollywood stars who immediately reacted to his foul approach in insulting legendary celebrities.

Tanmay

Critics say the bans show how thin-skinned their politicians have become in the Internet age.

Many social media users accused Bhatt’s video of being vulgar and unfunny on Monday but also defended his right to make it.

“If only political parties got this worked up about rape, communalism & homophobia like they did about @thetanmay’s video! #TanmayBhat,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Totally agree. video is crass & not funny. But does he have right to make it? Hell Yes. #TanmayBhat,” wrote another.

India, the world’s largest democracy, has long been proud of its tradition of artistic, cultural and religious freedoms but a series of bans recently sparked accusations of a growing climate of intolerance under Hindu nationalist PM Modi.

Last year a British-made documentary about an infamous 2012 gang-rape in Delhi was banned while a government-appointed board of censors blocked the release of the erotic movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” in cinemas.

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