Krushna Abhishek tries to apologise to Tannishtha Chatterjee, adds insult to injury

Krushna Abhishek tries to apologise to Tannishtha Chatterjee, adds insult to injury
Comedian Krushna Abhishek attempted to defend Comedy Nights Bachao, a show that he co-hosts, after Tannishtha Chatterjee rued its “regressive and blatantly racist” ways of finding humour in her dark skin tone, but ended up adding insult to injury.
According to IANS, Krushna was not present on the sets of the show when Chatterjee was ‘roasted’. She was accompanied by her Parched co-stars, Radhika Apte and director Leena Yadav. A day after she shot for the show, Chatterjee slammed the format for its approach with a stinging post on Facebook.
Reacting to Chatterjee’s FB post, Krushna told the media: “If she feels offended by something, I apologise from our side. We never want to hurt anyone deliberately. Comedy Nights Bachao is of a roast format. Roast doesn’t mean that we say just anything to anyone.”
According to Krushna he had asked Tannishtha, if she has seen the show, and she said she doesn’t watch TV. “So, she has no clue about the show. So I took another example and asked her if she had seen AIB Roast? And she hadn’t seen that either. I told her that since it’s a roast, there will be some leg pulling, but we don’t insult. Had we been insulting, the show won’t have come so far,” he said.
The actress has said that she had some idea of a roast, courtesy show Saturday Night Live, and that with Comedy Nights Bachao, she was looking forward to be ‘roasted’ as her perception was that a roast is “a celebratory humour at someone’s expense” and “a mock counter to a toast”.
Pointing out that the only thing they could roast about a dark-skinned actress was “of course her dark skin”, she said in a Facebook post: “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?” And went on in that direction. I could not believe I was sitting in a nationally televised comedy show in 2016 in Mumbai amid such regressive (I can’t call it humor), and blatantly racist content.”

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