Afrom stand-up comic Tanmay Bhat, who is also co-founder of comic group All India Bakchod (AIB), in which he mimics venerated Bollywood playback singer and cricket legend has evoked a sharp reaction from the film fraternity as well as the political class.
On Monday, the Raj Thackeray-ledfiled an against Bhat and pledged to ban his shows in Mumbai.
MNS Chitrapat Sena’ president Ameya Khopkar on Monday morning filed the police report in Shivaji Part and has demanded that the video uploaded by Bhatt be removed immediately.
The All India Bakchod (AIB) comedian reportedly posted the video on May 26 on Facebook titled “Sachin vs Lata Civil War” and made jokes about both, along with the disclaimer: “I make such nonsense on my Snapchat.”
Using Snapchat’s face swap filter, Bhat first imitated Tendulkar, mocked Virat Kohli, saying who is a better player, Virat or Sachin, and then took a dig at Mangeshkar.
Some of the catch phrases that evoked criticism were:
“No, I’m very respectful for Virat. He is very good with bat and ladies.”
“Lata tai namaskar. Very respectfully I’d like to add that you are 5,000 years old.”