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Tanmay Bhat controversy: Leading US daily calls Lata Mangeshkar ‘so-called’ playback singer

New Delhi: The news of the controversy surrounding comedian Tanmay Bhat’s Snapchat video has gained the attention of foreign media too. In the video, which received ire of many, Tanmay mocked legends Sachin Tendulkar and

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk Updated on: June 01, 2016 15:51 IST
Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar

New Delhi: While the controversy surrounding Tanmay Bhat’s SnapChat video has yet not faded yet, foreign media added fuel to the fire with an article in which they referred to Lata Mangeshkar as a ‘so-called playback singer.’ Leading US daily, New York Time while reporting the entire incident wrote something about Lata ji which faced ire from Indians.

While reporting the news that the Mumbai police has got in touch with YouTube and Google to remove the video, the piece went on to refer Lataji as a ‘so-called singer for Bollywood films whose career dates to the 1940s.’

Here is what they wrote:

India Tv - Leading US daily calls Lata Mangeshkar ‘so-called’ playback singer
Leading US daily calls Lata Mangeshkar ‘so-called’ playback singer

In the video titled ‘Civil War: Lata vs Sachin’, which has raised many controversies, Tanmay said that Lata Mageshkar should die as she is very old. When asked about her reaction on the entire thing, Lataji said that she has no inclination to watch the video and she doesn’t know who Tanmay Bhat is.

Also Read: Tanmay Bhat’s ‘controversial’ video finally has a reaction from Lata Mangeshkar herself!

Lata Mangeshkar, undoubtedly, is among one of the most established singers of India. Despite being 86 years old, she continues to croon when a song pleases her. After 2000, she has lent her voice to soul touching numbers like, "Lukka chuppi" (Rang De Basanti, 2006) and “Daata Sun Le” for Jail (2009). Recently, in 2014, she sang a song titled "Oh Jane Wale Tujhko" for the album Women's Day Special: Spreading Melodies Everywhere.

So, when NYT called her ‘so-called playback’ singer, it did not go well with Twitterratti.

Here is how netizens slammed NYT to for how they referred to the renowned singer.

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