Chetan Bhagat backs Tanmay Bhat and gets slammed on Twitter

Chetan Bhagat thinks that dragging Bhat to the courts and taking him to jail for his video is stretching the topic a little too much.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 31, 2016 9:55 pm

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Your social media feed must be full of statuses, opinions and blogs about Tanmay Bhat, the Mumbai-based comedian who has got himself in the middle of a controversy over a spoof on singer Lata Mangeshkar and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Some condemn Tanmay’s video and some condemn the ones condemning his video. This controversy has given birth to two schools of thoughts, one believing that the comedian has gone a bit too far with his understanding of humor by ‘insulting’ the legends and the other who think that it’s just a joke and people should rather be tolerant.

Author Chetan Bhagat – who’s Internet’s favourite and Twitterati leaves no chance to troll him – belongs to the latter and thinks that dragging Bhat to the courts and taking him to jail for his video is stretching the topic a little too much. But Twitterati slammed him, saying it’s not a joke to be insulting legends.

The author tweeted, “You cannot arrest people for making jokes. Even if the jokes are bad. Really.”

And Twitterati seems furious. Here’s how they reacted.

Tanmay Bhat has been in news since Sunday for the Snapchat video he posted on his Facebook age titled ‘Sachin v/s Lata Civil War’ wherein he faceswapped with Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar. The video has kicked up a political storm and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police and Bhartiya Janata Party legislator Ashish Shelar has criticised it too.

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  1. diggychacha
    Jun 1, 2016 at 4:55 am
    Google 'How to deep fry Tanmay Bhat? A Tanmay Bhat Pakoda recipe'
    1. G
      Jun 1, 2016 at 2:20 am
      No arrest. A vibrant Marata Mob can take care of this Fatso. This Fat will loose 100 Kgs in one day!!!
      1. G
        May 31, 2016 at 2:29 pm
        Of course neither Lata Ji nor Sachin are perfect. But demeaning them should not be allowed. If any one, mind it - ANY ONE, wants to point any fault with them , he/she should issue their utmost respect first and then point out the weakness, if;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bhatt is STUPID, Bhagat is showing his immaturity.
        1. M
          May 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm
          Chethan Ji,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Lata Ji and Sachin Ji are our role models and adding to that don't forget the fact that they are our Bharatha rantnas . How dare Tanmay picks on them ?
          1. A
            May 31, 2016 at 3:47 pm
            where are the two who are insulted...they should speak up and end this, they are creating more and more anxiety to the pathetic joke person by letting their mive fans destroy him
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