I’m glad finally people concerned are speaking up. Tanmay Bhat‘s Snapchat video really took the internet by storm recently. Allegedly he was making fun of Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in such bad taste that FIRs etc were filed against him. Everyone had their two cents on the matter, while the “targets” of the video chose to maintain a dignified silence. In a report by DNA, looks like Lata Mangeshkar has finally broken her silence.
Nothing affects me. I’ve been through so much, I’ve faced so many hurdles in life. At an age when other girls play with dolls I was out of the house trying to find work as a singer. I learnt from a young age that work is the only thing that matters.
She added that she only felt bad about one thing:
Log bahot pareshan ho gaye. Mujhe yeh bura laga. I don’t like the idea of people getting hassled because of me. I want to assure all my well-wishers that these (spoofs, etc) are very small matters. There are far greater issues in life. We must not give undue importance to those who thrive on maligning people. I am sure they have their reasons for doing what they do.
What a chiller!