Bigg Boss 14: Viacom 18 apologizes for objectionable comment
Mumbai : Viacom 18 has tendered an apology to Maharashtra government after an 'objectionable comment' by Jaan Kumar Sanu was aired on the reality TV show Bigg Boss 14, hosted by Salman Khan.
For the episode, aired on October 27, Colors channel said, "We have taken note of these objections and have taken corrective measures of removing the said part from all future broadcasts of the episode."
The whole controversy began after Jaan Kumar Sanu, son of singer Kumar Sanu, asked one of his fellow contestants to not speak in Marathi on the show; he also said that the language irritates him and if she (the fellow participant) has the courage, she should speak in Hindi.
"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," it said.
Shiv Sena and Maharashtra government workers started protest and said they will stop shooting of the show if no action is taken in the context; they had also demanded an unconditional apology within 24 hours.