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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 9:55:51 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.”

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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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