Sonam Kapoor shocked with ‘overreaction’ over Tanmay Bhat’s controversial video

Sonam Kapoor has come out in support of Tanmay Bhat saying she is “shocked” with people's “over reaction” over the controversial video.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: June 1, 2016 9:37 am
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Amid the growing uproar over Tanmay Bhat’s controversial video, which belittles two Bharat Ratna awardees — singer Lata Mangeshkar and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actress Sonam Kapoor has come out in support of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder-creator saying she is “shocked” with people’s “over reaction”.

Leaders of political parties across Maharashtra on Monday demanded action against Bhat over the video.

Not only politicians, many popular Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher, Subhash Ghai, Riteish Deshmukh and Satish Kaushik have also strongly condemned the video over Twitter.

However, Sonam feels that Bhat’s video has been misinterpreted.

“Dear Tanmay Bhat, being your friend I know what you say and do is never to offend, but to make people laugh,” Sonam posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

“Don’t you guys think there are issues that are more important than Tanmay Bhat’s Snapchat jokes? I’m in shock with this over reaction.

“Being living legends, I know Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar don’t even know and care about what’s going on! Stop spewing hate on their behalf,” she added.

The video, which Bhat posted on Snapchat, liberally ridiculed and ‘roasted’ Lata and Sachin. It went viral on the social media and other channels and triggered widespread outrage.

Among other things, in the video, Bhat has shown a face-swap. Statements like “why the 86-year-old Lata was still alive” and “who was the better player between the 43-year-old Sachin and Virat Kohli” raised a howl of protests and condemnations.

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    IslamForFooools
    May 31, 2016 at 9:39 pm
    Bony beech who sleeps with her own father. I am not offending so am, just making joke about secsual relation between her and her father. Nice roast isn't it? I hope she reads it and when she faces her father in house next time, thinks about my free speech comment. I am not offending anyone here, I am exercising my freedom of speech given by democracy and consution
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      akhilesh
      Jun 1, 2016 at 12:46 am
      This is INTOLERANT INDIA at its worst. Nobody can a take a joke here including celebrities and readers
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        Aarti
        Jun 1, 2016 at 1:12 am
        Just read in BBC that at least 2,300 Indians are now HIV positive due to blood transfusions. The hospitals do not have machinery to check donated blood for HIV or are negligent. And also UN report today of 18M Indians living in "modern-day slavery." And this video is getting all Indians angry but not these news reports. Why?
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          Bill Bliss
          May 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm
          Sonam is the voice of reason here. It is not malicious comedy. Laugh and have a good day.
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            Akshay
            May 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            Dear Sonam Kapoor...please tell ur dad dat dont overreact wen others made jokes on her daughter...He also supposed to not care about what’s going on!
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