The comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB), which had last year found itself at the center of a controversy for its promoter Tanmay Bhat's "roast" on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar, may have just landed in trouble again by making a meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports The Times of India.
The comedy group, known for its provocative humour deleted the post after being roasted on Twitter. The group’s Facebook page posted a photo of a Modi lookalike with a Snapchat dog filter and captioned it ‘Wanderlust.’
The AIB post did not go down well with a number of Twitter users, who reported it to the Mumbai Police, who were quick to respond.
The Mumbai Police tweeted that the post would be forwarded to the cyber cell for investigation, reports NDTV. Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber) Akbar Pathan said they were verifying the matter and collecting more information.
Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 12, 2017
The AIB has taken down their post. But their move drew flak from several quarters and the AIB members have been expressing their frustration online.
So so frustrated.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 13, 2017
Good change of pace today. Butthurt congresstards for once. Come come. Been a while since you lot felt relevant I guess.— Rohan (@mojorojo) July 13, 2017
This is how Twitter reacted:
Publicity theek hai yaar, lage haath thode nationalist sentiments aur hurt kar lo cuz Modi goes hand in hand. Magar joke to dhang ka ho! pic.twitter.com/sLSo4EyMHy— A La' Vile De Satara (@AdvancedMaushi) July 13, 2017
Tanmay Bhat & Rohan Joshi are ppl who will put dog filter on PM Modi's pic at night and wake up shouting no freedom of expression in India.— Startup of Cards (@BhargavPurohit) July 13, 2017
Now AIB should just stick to making anti-Congress sketches which they did with much pride during our regime, ab woh FOE yaad nahi!— Angellica Aribam (@AngellicAribam) July 13, 2017
(Today's AIB saga TL;DR)AIB: Ye lo. Joke on Modi.BJP: WTF! REPORT! PUNISH!AIB: OK. Taking it down.Cong: WTF! REPORT! PUNISH!THE END— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) July 13, 2017
This did not go down well with AIB co-founders Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi who hit back at the trolls.
Become a household name, spend 1 cr plus on existing cases, phir gyaan dena, thanks— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 12, 2017
Dum naheen hai Modiji ke upar video banaane ka, ye boliye na sir. Paisa to aata jaata rahega https://t.co/Jypp1DjkRw— pseudo intellectual (@typerioter) July 13, 2017
Congress leaders and BJP trolls both getting mad over a goddamn silly snapchat filter meme smh— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 13, 2017
PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologizing if necessary. Don't care what you think.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 13, 2017
Bhatt also made a sly reference to an old tweet by Prime Minister Modi where he said humour is very important and vowed to continue making jokes, reports Network 18.
.(Feature Image Source: Twitter)