Are there topics that should be off limits to comedy?

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Are there topics that should be off limits to comedy?
Tanmay Bhat is an Indian stand-up comedian, script writer, producer & the co-founder of the popular comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB).

Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer & widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Lata Mangeshkar is an Indian playback singer. She is one of the best-known & most respected playback singers in India.

Tanmay Bhat posted a video of a fake fight between Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar (both played by Bhat himself) from his Snapchat account.

In the video, Bhat swapped the faces of Tendulkar & Mangeshkar and has them engaged in a fictious face-off. He has Tendulkar say that Mangeshkar is “5,000 years old”, that her face looks like it was underwater for eight days and that like Jon Snow in the TV serial Game of Thrones, she too should die.

The video was a simple exercise in humour on Snapchat and it categorically mentioned that it was just for fun.

A few Bollywood Actors tweeted about 'blasphemy' Tanmay Bhat had committed by making fun of the legends.

Two political parties (BJP and MNS) filed police complaints against Tanmay Bhat.

The Mumbai police said they would ask Google and Youtube to ban the video.

The CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, went so far as to say that banning the video was not enough and that Bhat should be arrested.

An FIR was also filed against Bhat, for the Snapchat video.

So, do you think there are topics that should be off limits to comedy?

Reference :
1. Indian Express
2. Mensxp
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