Tanmay Bhat‘s Lata Mangeshkar–Sachin Tendulkar Snapchat video has become the talk of the time. From politicians to news channels, from film stars to our friends – everyone is talking about this recent controversy. Two people who have maintained a dignified silence about the entire issue happen to be the ones the clip was all about, Lataji and Sachin.
But when Bombay Times contacted the celebrate playback singer’s sister, Asha Bhosle, she spoke up for her sister and also stated that the government must take care of this:
I have not seen the video nor do I intend to. My grandson Chintu informed me about it as I don’t even watch television. I don’t want to say anything except for we are talking about a woman (Lata didi), who has worked for 70-80 years of her life, spreading joy and happiness through her music. I now want to wait and watch how many people will stand by us. Most people have a knack of debating about it for a couple of days and forgetting about it. Aaplya deshat, Bharat Ratnancha kiti aadar aahe hey baghaycha aahe (I want to see what respect and honour do the Bharat Ratnas get in our country). The government has bestowed this honour upon them. They must make a note of this.
Their sister Meena Khadekar also spoke to leading daily and stated that “She is 86 years old. Her health is sensitive and this is the last thing she needs to know”. She also added that “talking rubbish name of comedy is disgusting”.