Parched Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee is extremely upset with the show Color's show Comedy Nights Bachao. The actress was invited as a guest, but she stormed out of the show as she was offended by repeated jibes about her complexion.
Apparently, she was described as a 'kaali kalooti' and asked if she has been eating 'jamun' since childhood. She took to her Facebook account to express her views. In her post, she wrote that the roast began with, "Aap ko jamun bahut pasand hoga zaroor... kitna jamun khaya aapne bachpan se?"
She said, "I could not believe I was sitting in a nationally televised comedy show in 2016 in Mumbai amid such regressive( I cant call it humor), and blatantly racist content. Though I was feeling suffocated, I decided to give it another chance, and sat through another equally offensive segment. Nothing changed. I could not sit there anymore. I had to leave. (sic)"
When the actress told the organisers what she felt, they said, "But we told you it is a roast!"
She further said in her post, "I explained to them the common perception of roast and how it is different from bully. That there is no humor value in a joke about some ones physical attributes especially one that stems from deep prejudices. I don't think they got it."
Well, this is not the first time that the show is in news for such racist comment. Previously, we had reported about Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar losing his cool as a host passed a racist comment on Lisa Haydon, calling her a 'black African'. But later, the hosts of the show denied the reports.
Recently, there was news that the roast comedy on the show will be revamped. But, with the current incident looks like the makers haven't learnt a lesson - 'roast comedy' is not everybody's cup of tea!