Byline by- Vinayak Heliwal
Controversy has always been synonymous with Big Boss. After the nepotism debate created a storm in Big Boss 14, Now Jaan Kumar Sanu’s comment on the Marathi language has raised many eyebrows.
Indian Singer and Big Boss 14 Contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu has courted his first onscreen controversy for his remarks on the Marathi Language. In the previous episode, Jaan Shan had locked horns with Nikki Tamboli and was irked by her speaking in Marathi, so he asked her to speak in Hindi instead. Jaan was heard saying,” Marathi mein mat Baat Kar, mere saamne mat Baat Kar, Mujhe ko chid Hoti hai. Sunaauga Tujhe, mere samne Marathi main baat Kar. Dum hai toh Hindi me bol Warna mat Baat Kar, chid machti hai Mujhe”
Reacting to the comment made by Jaan Shanu, Pratap Sarnaik of Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Leader (MNS) leader Amey Khopkar had threatened against the Colors Channel with dire consequences if Jaan doesn’t Apologise. Khopkar asserted that if Jaan doesn’t apologize within 24 hours they will halt the shooting at Goregaon. He even concluded that he will see how Jaan gets work in Mumbai given the remarks on the Marathi Language.
Jaan Kumar Sanu after knowing the controversy he had created immediately apologized for his language and said that it was not his intention to hurt the sentiments of anyone.
The Colors Channel also took to their Twitter handle and posted an apology for the remarks made on the Marathi language. The post said that they did not intend to hurt the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra.
Viacom 18 on Wednesday also tendered an apology to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for airing the episode of Bigg Boss on its TV Channel Colors where Jaan made derogatory remarks. In a letter to Thackeray, the network stated that it will remove the said part from all future broadcasts of the episode.
Jaan Shanu is the son of veteran playback singer Kumar Sanu. Before entering the reality show, Jaan Shanu said that his family was shocked when he broke the news of entering the BiggBoss house to them.