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Tanmay Bhat Finally Wrote About His Snapchat Controversy In A Heartfelt Message To Sachin Tendulkar

"I will still always make jokes about you. Because you joke freely about the ones you love."

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Over the course of a few days in May 2016, comedian Tanmay Bhat posted a series of profanity-laden Snapchat stories in which he face-swapped with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar.

In the clips, titled Sachin vs. Lata Civil War, Bhat enacted the two legends dissing each other.
Tanmay Bhat

In the clips, titled Sachin vs. Lata Civil War, Bhat enacted the two legends dissing each other.

Unfortunately, the frivolous comedy bit turned into national news, as celebrities and fans aired a huge amount of anger on behalf of the two stars Bhat was making fun of.

At the height of the outrage, Bhat even faced threats of violence from political goons.

All this, despite Tendulkar himself never expressing any objections, or even acknowledging the controversy in public.
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All this, despite Tendulkar himself never expressing any objections, or even acknowledging the controversy in public.

Bhat took down the clips and people moved on to rage about other non-issues eventually. Now, almost a year later, he finally wrote about the controversy on the Little Master's 44th birthday.

In a heartfelt Facebook post addressed to Sachin, Bhat talked about how much he looked up to him, and how bad he felt that the Snapchat story will be the first thing his idol will remember him for.

Tanmay Bhat

But, despite how hurt he felt at how everything panned out, Bhat asserted that he stood by his jokes and his right to be irreverent.

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You can read Bhat's message to Sachin here:

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