Bigg Boss 14: Viacom18 issues apology over Jaan Kumar Sanu's 'anti-Marathi' comment
Mumbai: The ugly spat between Bigg Boss 14 contestants Jaan Kumar Sanu and Rahul Vaidya took political turn.
The Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had objected to Bigg Boss contestant Jaan “anti-Marathi” comment and threatened to stop the filming of the show. Jaan reportedly asked his fellow contestants to not talk in Marathi on the reality show.
In the scene, Jaan was seen scoffing his fellow contestant who spoke in Marathi, saying she should not speak in Marathi in front of him. He also told her he gets irritated with the language and if she has the nerve, she should speak in Hindi. MNS film workers’ union chief Ameya Khopkar has warmed that the MNS will not allow the show to be filmed if both Jaan and Colors Channel do not apologise within 24 hours.
In a tweet, Shiv Sena secretary and the head of the party’s Chitrapat Sena Aadesh Bandekar said, “Bigg Boss showrunners and the person (Jaan Kumar Sanu) must immediately apologise to Maharashtra and the people of Maharashtra. The person should be immediately evicted [from the show]... Maharashtra government should withdraw shooting permission of those who indulge in defaming the state.”
Viacom 18 Media Private Ltd has issued an apology. "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 corrective measures of removing the said part from all future broadcasts of the episode,” the statement read.