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07:31 PM, May 30, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:30 PM, May 30, 2016

Sachin, Lata parody video kicks up storm

Mumbai cops to contact Google, YouTube

Indian comedy group AIB member Tanmay Bhat's video of a mock conversation between legends Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar has provoked a howl of protests now faces a ban, reports NDTV.

Prodded by political parties, the Mumbai police says it is consulting legal experts and will contact Google and YouTube on blocking the video.

Police complaints have been filed against Bhat by Maharashtra's ruling BJP and also Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

The video has the revered singer and the master blaster - both enacted by Bhat using Snapchat's face-swap feature -  "arguing" about who is the better player, Sachin or Virat Kohli. It was posted with this disclaimer by Bhat: "I make such nonsense on my Snapchat."

By Sunday, the video had been widely shared and had social media divided on whether it is funny or downright offensive - or neither of the two.

The group AIB is known for its irreverent comedy and was caught in a massive controversy over an expletive-laden roast of actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in December 2014.

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