Mumbai Police files FIR against stand-up comic for 'making fun of' PM Modi
AIB posted a photograph of a Narendra Modi lookalike on its Twitter account.?They then used Snapchat's dog filter on it.?In photo: Tanmay Bhat. Photograph: (Twitter)
Mumbai Police have filed an FIR against a stand-up comic for 'making fun of' Prime Minister Modi.
The FIR was filed against Tanmay Bhat, a co-founder of the comedy troupe All India Bakchod.
AIB has got into trouble earlier too.
This time around, AIB posted a photograph of a Modi lookalike (below) on its Twitter account. (The photo had originally been posted by somebody else.)
AIB then took an actual photo of the PM, placed it alongside, and used Snapchat's dog filter on it.
The photo of the Modi lookalike that AIB tweeted. (Others)
A number of Prime Minister Modi's fans took offence, with one of them tagging Mumbai Police in her response.
Mumbai Police responded immediately, tweeting, "Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station."
Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 12, 2017
Last year, Bhat posted an irreverent video of a mock conversation between the singer Lata Mangeshkar and the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
He called the video, which he posted on Facebook, the 'Sachin vs Lata Civil War'.
He also added the disclaimer: "I make such nonsense on my Snapchat. (I make such nonsense on my Snapchat - follow me there - ID: Thetanmay) (Also I obviously love Lata and Sachin, just having some fun)."
But he still got large amounts of flak.