Krushna Abhishek is one of the popular television personalities who is well known for his appearance on comedy shows such as Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, and Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza. The comedian once got into trouble for racist comments against Tannishtha Chatterjee.
In 2016, Tannishtha along with Radhika Apte came to Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza to promote their movie Parched. The show was hosted by Krushna, Mona Singh, Nia Sharma, Bharti Singh, and many others. The comedy show worked in the celebrity barbecue format.
Tannishtha Chatterjee took to Facebook and wrote down her entire ordeal. He also mentioned that he couldn’t take offensive jokes after a certain point. He also spoke to the Mumbai Mirror about his acceptance of being on the show. She said: “I was led to believe it was going to be a ‘Roast’ (on Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza). In the West, they applaud your achievements by making fun of them and I was excited to be ‘roasted’ on a comedy show on a leading national channel. Racism spreads through those programs. “
Actress Parched claimed she was called ‘kali kalooti’ on the show and even asked her if she had eaten a lot of gulab jamuns since childhood. She said: “They didn’t understand why I was angry and they told me that if I was offended by any particular dialogue, they would edit it and make fun of something else about my features. When I refused to continue, the best thing they came up with was, “Ma’am, come out and shoot kar lo!”
Soon after, Krushna Abhishek gave his opinion on the matter. In conversation with DNA, the comedian said: “Tannishtha is going overboard. She is doing this for publicity. We always meet the actors before they come to the show. I asked her if she had seen the show before and if she was familiar with our (roast) concept. He said he hadn’t seen the show. I hadn’t even seen AIB Roast. If you didn’t know what it was, you shouldn’t have come on the show. Second, we gave more importance to Radhika Apte, who is a bigger star. That must have been a problem for Tannishtha too. “
When asked about the racist comment against Tannishtha, Krushna said: “I did not say that and I do not know who said that. In any case, it is a roast format aur hamne wahi masti ki jo hamesha karte hai. In fact, we’ve toned it down from what it was before. At first, he was enjoying it, but after a while, he told us that he didn’t like this kind of mass humor. Neither Radhika nor Leena had a problem with our comments. In fact, they laughed and as they went, both Radhika and Leena hugged me and danced with me. “
However, Krushna Abhishek issued an apology to the media. He said: “If she (Tannishtha) is offended by something, I apologize for our part. We never want to deliberately hurt anyone. Comedy Nights Bachao follows a barbecue format. Grilling does not mean that we say anything to anyone … “
The Network also took to Twitter to apologize to Tannishtha Chatterjee.
– ColorsTV (@ColorsTV) September 28, 2016
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