A bit over the top ? Overreaction ? Yes ? No ? Maybe ?
My Answer ?
No. A big fat NO.
Well for those of you who don't know what happened, here's a gist. Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee visited the Colors Comedy Night Bachao Taaza set to shoot a roast sequence.
A ROAST is basically an event where an individual is subjected to "good natured" (remember this) jokes at their expense intended to amuse the event's wider audience - in short, us.
However this was one such event in which I think they kind of forgot the "good natured " part and substituted it with something else which they thought would work out, but as we can see, didn't. Bad Assumption.
Now. what that "something else" was the anchors saying something about her dark skin(which would put anyone off), I doubt anyone will get to see it. The very first reason being that Miss. Chatterjee told the organizers to cut her part. Fair enough. However, one thing that we do know is that her walking out of the sets was the right thing to do.Action speaks louder than words, you see.
Want to know what triggered off this reaction ?
The actress was described as "Kaali Kalooti" and was asked if she was eating jamun since childhood as a result of which "mooh kala hai". Seriously ? Whats happened to Indian Comedy ? Bure din aa gaye. I didn't even give a half smile at that "joke".
Within a few hours, Colors channel did issue an apology. But the damage is done.
Here are some excerpts from the actress's Facebook post :
I couldn't have put it better than her, so i'm not going to write anything more. Don't let anything wrong happen with you. Even Instagram and Facebook have Report options. This is our country. Just because you have been given the freedom to make fun of someone, it does not mean you transform comedy into cheap comedy. It's good to spread happiness, make someone laugh. But you know what, we all have brains, we all have common sense. Lets use it and do stuff the right way.