The group posted an image of PM Modi's lookalike at a railway station along with a photo of the Prime Minister with a Snapchat dog filter, captioned #wanderlust. There was instant outrage.
Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 12, 2017
The group was bombarded with criticism and accused of insulting the prime minister and hurting national sentiment.
As I said in the morning. Your intentions matter the most. AIB's intention is not to make people laugh but to hurt. AIB will die eventually. https://t.co/QWcyWG05Cn- Maithun Kashmiri (@Being_Humor) July 12, 2017
AIB always gets under fire for their most unfunny jokes. First the sachin-lata thing, now the Modi meme.- Sahil (@sircaastic) July 13, 2017
With fame and power, comes great responsibility. As a comedian, u must know difference between joke, insult and hurting sentiments.- StarDustFarmPoGo (@StarDustFarmPG) July 13, 2017
AIB deleted the post, but the trolling didn't stop.
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PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologizing if necessary. Don't care what you think.- Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 13, 2017