Tanmay Bhat’s song has reportedly been dropped from the upcoming film ‘Shorgul’. The comedian recently faced problems for insulting Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in a Snapchat video. Now, in a shocking turn of events, it has surfaced that a song Tanmay had penned for the upcoming film ‘Shorgul’ has been dropped.
According to reports, Tanmay had written a song called Pehle Aap, sung by Daler Mehndi for the film starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Ashutosh Rana. But after his recent controversy, producers wanted to end their association with the comedian hence they took the call of deleting the track.
Bollywood has also reacted sharply to the comedian’s portrayal of the music and cricket icons with many actors slamming the video. While some like Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh claimed it is in poor taste, others like Sonam Kapoor voiced their support to the comedian.
Tanmay Bhat’s song deleted from ‘Shorgul’ after Lata Mangeshkar- Sachin Tendulkar controversy.
Co-producer Aman Singh confirmed the news saying that in light of recent happenings and prevailing sentiment among people, they have unanimously decided to let go of the song. Meanwhile, veteran actor Om Puri has now lashed out at Tanmay for the Snapchat video in question. He has raised questions on why action is not being taken against the comedian yet.
He said, “Why is that wretched boy walking free after what he has done? He has insulted two of the most respected and loved icons of the nation. Lataji and Sachin Tendulkar are known all over the world. They have fans not only in India, but in every part of the world. They are idolized by Indians and non-Indians. You can’t do this to such heroes for a few laughs.”
'Shorgul' makers axe song penned by Tanmay Bhat
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Film wing of Raj Thackeray-led MNS, Chitrapat Sena, has also urged the police to block the video and its link online. The MNS also threatened to beat him up. Taking strong exception to the video, the Shiv Sena also asked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take stringent action against AIB and Bhat for allegedly seeking to vitiate social harmony by mocking the national legends. Meanwhile, police have written to Facebook and YouTube requesting them to block the video and its link.