Tanmay Bhat, co-creator of popular comic group AIB claimed that he was undergoing clinical depression. He took to Instagram to reveal that he has been diagnosed with clinical depression and feels paralyzed.
Tanmay shared how that the Me Too controversy knocked him hard as AIB was badly affected. He says: “I think after everything that happened in October, I just mentally checked out and I feel almost paralysed, unable to participate socially online or even offline. Think a big part of my self-worth growing as…someone looked like me became my work. For most of my adult life, I worked in a company that I was trying to build and having to watch….. Letting the office go and all the people who worked with us….. Having to say good bye to all that took a toll on me.” He further added, “Doctors told me that I was diagnosed with clinical depression and maybe I should consider doing something about it.”
In October last year, when the Me Too movement took place in India, several popular and famous names were accused. Among them was comedian Utsav Chakraborty of Tanmay Bhatt’s All India B****** (AIB). As a result of this, AIB tried to recoup by giving out a statement criticising Utsav’s behaviour. However, the damage had been done. One of major fallout of the controversy was loss of business which eventually led to shutting down of the comic group.