Tanmay Bhat is an Indian stand-up comedian, script writer, producer and the co-founder of the popular comedy sketch group All India Bakchod. He was one of the first four comedians to be featured at the Comedy Store Mumbai’s first all-Indian comedian line up, titled Local Heroes, and soon thereafter he performed alongside comics from Nepal in a Best In Stand Up event.
Tanmay was involved in a controversy regarding a ‘Roast’ hosted by his group which received diverse critical reception. An FIR was filed in Mumbai on Tanmay along with Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and other panel members for using excessive vulgarity and profanity.
A complaint was also registered in 2016 by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena against him for imitating Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar using filters in a Snapchat video.
This time Tanmay Bhat has crossed all the line and made terrible statement on the Indian Armed Forces on the Republic Day. He said:
But people thrashed and slammed him brutally:
Earlier, The comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB), which had last year found itself at the centre of a controversy for its promoter Tanmay Bhat’s “roast” on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar, has just landed itself in trouble again.
The Mumbai Police Cyber Cell on Friday registered an FIR against the comedy group after it tweeted a post on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After AIB tweeted on Wednesday a meme about the PM by using the Snapchat dog filter, a Twitter user, Reetesh Maheshwari, wrote to the Mumbai police handle, calling the meme an “obnoxious prank” which ought to invite a legal action.
Maheshwari also wrote on the handle of the Mumbai police commissioner: “Pradhan Mantri ke liye is taike ka behuda Mazak par @AllIndiaBakchod and @thetanmay par sakt karwayi hona chahiye.” AIB later removed the tweet with the meme on the PM.
Bhat, a co-founder of AIB, defended the meme in a post on the group’s website and also took to Twitter to make his case, complaining about what he called “the lack of rational reasoning.”
Mumbai police had last year also received several complaints about the use of abusive language in an AIB show held in the city.
A court directed the police to file FIRs against the show’s organisers and prominent participants, citing violation of the Indian Penal Code sections dealing with conspiracy and obscenity. An FIR was filed against 14 persons in Pune as well.