Comedy collective All India Bakchod member, Tanmay Bhat, has found himself in the eye of a storm over his latest Snapchat video - where he mimics Indian personalities, Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar.
In the two-minute-long video, Bhat can be seen using the Snapchat face-swap option to hold a conversation, where he mocks both ace cricketer Tendulkar and the legendary singer, Mangeshkar.
Watch the video here:
The video has been heavily criticised, with popular comedians like Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh also lashing out at Bhat, claiming that his video is not 'at all funny.'
The Maharasthra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has decided to file an FIR against Tanmay on the grounds that the personalities he has 'insulted' in the video are 'Maharashtrians.'
Check out the tweets here:
Am absolutely shocked. Disrespect is not cool and neither is it funny. https://t.co/ymYPi9hxuv— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 28, 2016
I had demanded action against AIB in the past as well, but no cognizance from govt helps likes Tanmay Bhatt pic.twitter.com/I9xrFOjrxf— Dhananjay Munde (@dhananjay_munde) May 29, 2016
This is how Tanmay is reacting to the criticism:
Melissandre reference made it to local marathi channels. #globalization— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
A snapstory is going to be on the news tonight. Congrats everyone.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016
Roast wale din yaad aa gaye by god pic.twitter.com/VgEPkaZy9e— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) May 29, 2016