New Delhi: Colors TV, the channel on which ‘Bigg Boss 14’ airs, has issued an apology for singer Jaan Kumar Sanu’s ‘anti-Marathi’ comment on the reality show. In a recent episode of ‘Bigg Boss 14’, Jaan asked his fellow housemate Nikki Tamboli to not speak to him in Marathi. His statement didn’t do down well with a section of people, who termed it “insulting” and “anti-Marathi.”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Amey Khopkar issued a warning to Jaan Kumar Sanu.
He said, “Within 24 hours if Jaan Kumar Sanu doesn’t apologise then ‘Bigg Boss 14’ shooting will be stopped. If one has to stay in Maharashtra then you have to respect the Marathi language.”
Amey Khopkar claimed that such a statement is derogatory and disrespectful towards Marathi language.
Now, Colors TV on its official Twitter handle has issued a statement which reads, “We at COLORS apologise for the remarks in relation to the Marathi language made on the Bigg Boss episode aired on Tuesday, 27th October. We had no intentions of hurting sentiments of the people of Maharastra.”
— COLORS (@ColorsTV) October 28, 2020
Meanwhile, the show makers Viacom18 in a statement said, “We have received objections regarding the reference to Marathi language during the episode broadcasted on 27th October 2020 on Colors channel. We have taken note of these objections and have taken corrective measures of removing the said part from all future broadcasts of the episode.”
“We hereby apologise if we have inadvertently hurt the feelings of the people of Maharashtra due to the broadcast of the said comment in relation to Marathi language. We value the audience and the patronage of the Marathi speaking audience and respect all languages of India in the same manner,” the statement added.
‘Bigg Boss 14’ started airing earlier this month. It is hosted by superstar Salman Khan.
For the uninitiated, Jaan Kumar Sanu is the son of popular singer Kumar Sanu.