Tannishtha Chatterjee was invited as a guest at the popular show Comedy Nights Bachao. The Parched actress was there to promote her film, instead was insulted and humiliated by the hosts of the show for her skin color!
Tannishtha hit out against the show and our culture of discriminating dark skinned people. She lashed out on Facebook and her post has become viral. She wrote,
Something has shocked me out of my wits yesterday. I was invited as a guest to a popular comedy show called comedy night bachao to promote my latest release Parched with my director Leena yadav and my co-actor Radhika Apte. I was told that the flavor of the show is COMEDY and the purpose is to roast, humor, and offend. My perception of roast was formed by all the SNLs I watched over the years, and the commonly held perception that a roast is a celebratory humour at someone’s expense . It is a mock counter to a toast.
I was actually looking forward to be roasted.
And then this show began. And this was an entirely novel understanding of roast that equates itself with bullying. And to my utmost horror, I soon realized that the only quality they found worth roasting about in me was my skin tone. It began with “ aap ko jamun bahut pasand hoga zaroor… kitna jamun khaya aapne bachpan se?”