Of late, a controversy broke out about what Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu’s son, Jaan Kumar Sanu, said about the Marathi language. Now what it seems like is Marathis and the Maharashtra government did not like Sanu’s anti-Marathi comment on the national TV show Bigg Boss. This has invoked a feeling of hatred amongst some of the viewers. The Maharashtra-ruling Government Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened the channel to stop filming the show over the remarks. For the same, the channel Colors and Viacom 18 media house have apologized in a formal letter. In an apology letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, it Viacom stated that it respects all languages. In addition, they have promised that they will take corrective measures of removing the objectionable part from all future broadcasts.
Colors & Viacom 18 Apologize to Maharashtra Gov. For Jaan Kumar Sanu’s Anti-Marathi Comment:
A part of the letter read, “We hereby apologise if we have inadvertently hurt the feelings of the people of Maharashtra due to the broadcast of the same comment in relation to Marathi language.”
As per reports, Jaan asked his fellow contestants to not talk in Marathi language. He allegedly also said that he gets irritated with the language. In addition, he also asked a fellow contestant if she has the courage she should speak in Hindi.
Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik said that they have accepted the apology. As per reports, he also said that they have shown both Jaan and their channel “their place”.
MNS Film Workers Union chief Ameya Khopkar disclosed that he was not convinced and wants them to apologise on the show. As per reports, he also said, “We will ensure that Jaan does not get work in Mumbai. Anyone who hates Marathi language should get out of Maharashtra.”
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