Poet-lyricist-thinker Javed Akhtar, who is a diehard Lata Mangeshkar fan is dismayed by the video deriding the singing legend and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
“This chap (Tanmay Bhat) has the brain of a cockroach. Silliness is something we as a whole appreciate. Be that as it may, what is amusing about criticizing Lataji? The video is modest and unworthy of getting any consideration. The chap had not anticipated the kickback. Since he had become away with such a great amount of raunchiness in the past he thought he would escape this time. Be that as it may, there are famous people. And afterward there is Lata Mangeshkar. You can’t escape with disparaging her,” says Javed Saab who rang the Nightingale on Monday.
“She asked me what’s in this video that has insulted her well-wishers to such an extent. I advised her not to try and go there. I prompted her not to take a gander at it. What’s more, she benevolently concurred. I can’t stand to think what she would have thought at the twisted spoof,” Javed Saab can scarcely contain his repugnance….
He wonders at the much-vaunted talk in our country about freedom of expression. “That freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. You can’t go out on the street and strip yourself naked to prove your freedom of expression.
You can criticize Lataji’s flawless songs and singing if you are so crazily inclined, you can comment on Sachin’s batting. But you can’t make obscene comments on their age and looks. That is not funny by any yardstick.”
Javed Saab feels the roaster got roasted because he miscalculated his joke. “This guy-I don’t want to give him publicity by taking his name-doesn’t know what Lataji means to us. He thought he would get away with it. But everyone I’ve spoken to since the past two days has expressed only dismay and disgust.”
Javed Saab final words on the blasphemous video. “It has destroyed that stand-up comedian’s career and also provided proof of the pathetic standards of humour in our country………
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