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Ajay Devgn on Tannishtha Chatterjee's 'Roast': There Has to be a Limit

"There has to be a limit. I have not seen it (episode). I need to see to comment correctly on it. Sometimes sense of humour goes overboard, there has to be limit. We all have sense of humour and we all accept jokes on self. The person who cracks the jokes has to draw a line. I think the mindset needs to change," Ajay Devgn said.

  | September 28, 2016 23:54 IST (Mumbai)
Tannishtha Chatterjee

Ajay Devgn and Tannishtha Chatterjee photographed in Mumbai

Highlights

  • Ajay Devgn said that there has to be limit
  • Nandita Das tweeted, to be sexist, racist, regressive is just not funny
  • Tannishtha criticised Comedy Night Bachao for making fun of her skin tone
Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgn, Nandita Das and Hansal Mehta have supported actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has publicly slammed a TV comedy show for making fun of her skin colour in the name of roast.
As a part of the promotions for her film Parched, Tannishtha along with director Leena Yadav and co-star Radhika Apte went to show Comedy Nights Bachao.
Tannishtha, 35, in a Facebook post, wrote about her frustration with the way her dark skin tone was made fun of.
Ajay, who has produced Parched, said, "There has to be a limit. I have not seen it (episode). I need to see to comment correctly on it. Sometimes sense of humour goes overboard, there has to be limit."
"We all have sense of humour and we all accept jokes on self. The person who cracks the jokes has to draw a line. I think the mindset needs to change;" he told reporters at an event here.
Nandita, who has been outspoken about the issue in the past as well, tweeted :
 
Hansal tweeted one of his experiences related to the colour prejudice, saying nothing has changed.
 
 
 
Director Rensil D'Silva re-tweeted:
 
A spokesperson for Colors TV responded to Tannishtha's post on Facebook saying that they would ensure the episode aired would be free of offensive content and that channel management had 'taken this up seriously' with the makers of the show.
Reportedly, Comedy Nights Bachao's co-host Krushna Abhishek apologized to Tannishtha.
Meanhwhile, the National Commission for Women has called it an "unfortunate episode" and is exploring avenues to initiate action.
 
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 
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