Tanmay Bhat again found himself in controversy; Kunal Kamra takes the ‘Sweetest’ opportunity

Comedian Tanmay Bhat of AIB fame has again found himself in controversy after his decade-old tweets resurfaced on the internet.

Tanmay Bhat controversy

Tanmay Bhat has recently found himself at the ire-end of netizens after his decade-old tweets surfaced. The latest to face the brunt and take action is Kotak Bank who pulled down their 811 campaign starring creators Tanmay Bhat and Samay Raina.



According to reports, days after launching the new ad campaign Kotak Bank apologized for associating with the popular All India Bakchod (AIB) comedian and announced the removal of their 811 campaign.

“We, at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. do not support or endorse the views of actors made in their personal capacity that harm or offend any individual or group. We have withdrawn the campaign,” read a tweet on their official handle.

Twitter backlash 

This comes after backlash from a section of social media. Several users shared screenshots of Bhat’s previous tweets and demanded the bank cancel the ad campaign.


Meanwhile, reacting to the news, comedian Kunal Kamra took to Twitter to show his support for Bhatt and called it a “sad day for comedy world over”.

He wrote in his tweet, “I can’t believe no comedians are siding with victim Tanmay Bhatt he has faced so many atrocities in life & still counting. Sad day for comedy world over… Shame on Indian comedy scene.”

Well, Kunal’s statement wasn’t supported either. He too faced some backlash.


Therefore, Kunal had to reply.

This is not the first time that Tanmay has been involved in a controversy. During the #MeToo movement some years ago, it was alleged that he failed to take action after complaints were made against a collaborator at the now-vanished AIB comedy collective. Before that, AIB had faced FIRs for their controversial roast of actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. He has also been criticized for making fun of Lata Mangeshkar, and cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.