'This Chap Has the Mind of a Cockroach': Javed Akhtar on Tanmay Bhat
The celebrated lyricist was clearly not pleased by the mockery of Lata Mangeshkar
Veteran lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar is clearly seeing red after watching the recent controversial video made by comedian Tanmay Bhat mocking legends Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar. In a recent interview to DNA, Javed Akhtar went on record to insist that Tanmay Bhat has “the mind of a cockroach”!
This is what he said when with regards to the controversial video. “This chap has the mind of a cockroach. Humour is something we all appreciate. But what is funny about ridiculing Lataji? The video is cheap and unworthy of getting any attention. The chap had not bargained for the backlash. Since he had gotten away with so much crassness in the past he thought he would get away this time. But there are celebrities. And then there is Lata Mangeshkar. You can’t get away with ridiculing her.”
Akhar continues, “You can criticise 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.”