'What part of your life will you not sell for public consumption?': Aditi Mittal blasts Tanmay Bhat for depression post
Comedian Tanmay Bhat, on Sunday, revealed that he has been suffering from clinical depression and that may never get back to operating to his potential. Bhat was suspended last year in October following complaints of not acting against sexual harassment allegations made regarding his colleague Utsav Chakraborty. He took to Instagram to upload a series of videos, sharing how the subsequent events after his suspension have affected his mental health.
While many fans and colleagues showered support on Tanmay, comedian Aditi Mittal criticised his post, stating instances where he allegedly participated in verbal harassment made at her by male colleagues.
She wrote, "Damn. I remember when I had to hear on the set of a show that I was working on that I gave "t*t access too soon" coz it was told by Tanmay Bhat to the 22-year-old writers on that set. I spent a year saying no to work after that coz I was terrified I would have to hear that again."
"I remember being s**t shamed by Utsav Chakraborty, to a guy that said he liked me. He told the guy "Be careful of Aditi, she's been around." It's kind of why I felt so incredibly strongly for Mahima when she spoke up. Because I just couldn't bear to have MORE of this happen," she added.
She went on to speak about how she was not supported by the other people in the company because they were all afraid of losing their jobs.
Her tweet read, "I remember the silence of all the men who stood by in spite of knowing everything and STILL signed up for their slice of the corporate pie coz OML and Vijay Nair got them money."
"And the deafening, the silence around the Caravan article. LOL. The women IN OML that told the artists 'Please don't respond to the article, we can't lose our jobs'. We've all been f****d over by life. But apparently depression is only newsworthy when someone who had a corporates throwing money at him stopped having money thrown at him."
She finally wrote, "Sisters out there wanting to be symbols and role models of depressed people not being depressed. Like what part of your life will you not sell for public consumption, again? Inn log ko jullab bhi hoga toh uksa Insta stories sponser ko bechenge."
Earlier this year, the company announced that their YouTube channel was dead for the 'foreseeable future'. Tanmay, who was also one of the judges on Amazon Prime's stand-up comedy reality show Comicstaan Season 1, will not be seen on the second season of the show that premieres on July 12.
Damn. I remember when I had to hear on the set of a show that I was working on that I gave "tit access too soon" coz it was told by Tanmay Bhat to the 22 year old writers on that set.I spent a year saying no to work after that coz I was terrified I would have to hear that again.— Jai Aryakuchnahikarta (@awryaditi) June 30, 2019