After Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt issued a controversial statement about social media on Saturday, Twitter users have started grilling the veteran director with jokes similar to the cryptic ones on Alok Nath, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arvind Kejriwal and Nirupa Roy which became trending topics in recent days.
"Social Media encourages cowards and haters to spout the most ugly things that they would never dare to say in real life to people face to face," Bhatt tweeted on Saturday.
"There is no denying that the social media scene is spinning out of control and the law is incapable with this very modern form of incitement," he added.
For some bizarre reason, Twitter users seem to have targetted Bhatt's habit of 'scratching' as most of the jokes about the filmmaker circulates around it.
Take a look at top 20 jokes on Mahesh Bhatt:
dear Mahesh Bhatt Scratch your chest once more and come out with something even deeper Film idea
— Baba ji ka Thullu_/' (@BiggComedy) January 19, 2014
According to mahesh bhatt social media is full of cowards and haters. Then why does he promote his films here? — saineel dharwatkar (@saineeel) January 19, 2014
— VishalK (@WeshalK) January 19, 2014
Mahesh bhatt only gets nominated for Best Scratchplay award in Filmfare.
— Apoooorv (@Upooorv) January 19, 2014
Why is Mahesh Bhatt Trending? Am itching to know
— Joy (@Joydas) January 19, 2014
Mahesh bhatt's favorite politician is Arvind Khujliwal
— Saurabh Mehta (@saurabhmehta_) January 19, 2014
Mahesh Bhatt's favourite holiday destination is "Khujaraho"" — Baswaraj (@kbaswaraj) January 19, 2014
After success of 'Raaz' franchise, Mahesh Bhatt to produce 'Daad Khaj'.
— Panauti (@PanautiRaja) January 19, 2014
@HandleWidCare_ Mahesh Bhatt has spent 80% of his life scratching his back :-P
— Sleepy Head o_0 (@AishwaryVyas) January 19, 2014
Don't say mahesh bhatt eats itchdi?
— Likh_ke_Lunga (@4ever_puneet) January 19, 2014
In next movie , instead of kiss, Emraan Hashmi will scratch Mahesh Bhatt — Guru (@iam_Gurudat) January 19, 2014
Mahesh Bhatt's cat never feels itchy when he he is around.
— Aarvey (@Techxoticated) January 19, 2014
Mahesh Bhatt's security guard's name is "Itch Guard" — shree vikash (@shreevikash) January 19, 2014
"@_DishaShetty: When somebody says something stupid to Mahesh Bhatt, he replies with "Itch please"!"
— Nawab Mir (@nawab_mir) January 19, 2014