In last night's episode of Bigg Boss 14 we saw singer Jaan Kumar Sanu giving an apology to Marathi people for hurting their sentiments. In the episode we saw Bigg Boss calling Jaan in the confession room and scolding him for his anti Marathi remarks. After which said, "I'm sincerely sorry for hurting the sentiments of Marathi people. I had no intention to hurt your sentiments but if it came across wrong then I'm deeply sorry. Also, I'm really sorry Bigg Boss if I'd embarrassed you. I make sure that I won't repeat this ever again".
It all started after a recent episode of the show where Jaan asked his fellow contestant Nikki Tamboli to not speak in Marathi. In a heated exchange of words, Jaan had told Nikki, "Marathi mei mat baat kar, mere saamne mat baat kar, meko chid hoti hai. Sunaauga teko, mere saamne Marathi mei mat baat kar. Dum hai toh Hindi mei bol warna mat baat kar, chid machti hai meko." This didn't go well with section of Marathi people. Later Shiv Sena and MNS threatened Jaan and Colors TV for dire consequences if they don't render an immediate apology. In the afternoon Colors TV issued a statement rendering an apology on their official media handles. ALSO READ: MNS, Shiv Sena Threatens Bigg Boss 14's Jaan Kumar Sanu: Singer's Mother Says, 'We Have Stayed In Maharashtra For 35 Years, How Can We Insult It?'- EXCLUSIVE
Also Jaan Kumar Sanu's mother Rita Bhattacharya in an excluisve conversation with us shared her side of the situation and mentioned, ""I really want to request people to keep it like a game and not drag it outside. In yesterday's episode, when Rahul, Nikki and Jaan were together in the red zone that time Rahul and Nikki were communicating something in Marathi which my son didn't understand, so in return he told Nikki 'Aap Marathi mein baat mat karo' kyunki use laga they are talking something against him. I just want them to see the situation and then come to a conclusion. How can we insult Maharashtra or Marathi language? We have been staying in Maharashtra for 35 years. This state has given Jaan's father Kumar Sanu so much love and respect. My family and I are really disturbed because of such things. It's a cosmopolitan game which gets telecasted internationally, so if they won't speak in Hindi, there are chances many people will not understand. And that's why makers keep telling them to speak only in Hindi. I don't understand why this big issue is being created out of it. Recently, my son was accused by Rahul Vaidya for nepotism on national television. At that time no one questioned about that or showed any kind of support to my kid. All the efforts and achievements were taken away from Jaan with one sentence".
Rita Bhattacharya also said, "I just want to request not to insult any language. We are Indians and we love Maharashtra. I know the Thackery family very well as Balasaheb Thakrey had helped me so much earlier. So, how could we deny this state or language? With folded hands, I would request you to please let go things and not make an issue out of it. Maharashtra has given birth to so many legends and we respect this place. Please leave my son alone." ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 14's Jaan Kumar Sanu Confesses: 'The Name That I Carry Itself Is A Big Topic Of Debate'-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Bigg Boss Hindi which airs on Colors TV is a cosmopolitan show which means it shelters celebrities from different fields of entertainment while keeping their first language as Hindi which is India’s national language. Since the channel airs the show Pan India their reason to opt for Hindi as their first language seems obvious. Also it is against the rules to speak in any other language except Hindi for that matter even English.
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