Tannishtha Chatterjee recently walked out of Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza when "racist jokes" were made regarding her dark skin tone. The actress shared her unpleasant experience with a post on Facebook and it has become a big issue now.
Krushna Abhishek's Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza is a revamped version of Comedy Nights Bachao. Krushna had earlier said that many celebrities were hesitant to appear on his show for its roast nature and were preferring The Kapil Sharma Show.
The comedian had said that new show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza will be much toned down and will not have the roast format as the show was losing its popularity owing to some popular celebrities refusing to appear on it.
However, Tannishtha became mighty upset with the jokes being made on her complexion. The episode will be aired in the coming days but the Faceboook post went viral and it is likely to hamper the show's popularity even more. There are possibilities that celebrities would avoid appearing on Krushna's show and would turn to The Kapil Sharma Show.
Kapil's show has apparently been garnering more TRPs than Comedy Nights Bachao and in the wake of the controversy, there is chance that The Kapil Sharma Show will become more popular among the stars.
However, the controversy can also work as negative publicity for Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza and it might witness a jump in its TRPs in the coming days. Krushna and Kapil's rivalry is already out in the open and the latter might try to cash on in the controversy.
After the FB post, Tannishtha has been invited on debate shows and she has been expressing her discontent at the kind of "racist jokes" that were made on her skin colour.
Her FB post read, "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 realised 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... the only thing they could roast about a dark-skinned actress was of course her dark skin." Read the full post here.