Mr Ghai's comment came after AIB's Tanmay Bhat was criticised for a video which he made about cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar. It has enraged both social media and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navanirman Sena or MNS, which has threatened to beat Mr Bhat up.
Mr Ghai tweeted:
People of india is terribly hurt by new comedy/jokes on elders icons the inspirations to generations. Learn to respect elders. Stop it here? Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) May 31, 2016
Kapil sharma show is most popular comedy show today- has he ever hurt anyone or disrespect seniors icons legends?Let's learn from him? Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) May 31, 2016
Subhash Ghai has made films like Karz, Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak and Pardes.