- Jaan asked Nikki Tamboli not to speak Marathi
- Colors TV apologized on Wednesday
- Show format requires all contestants to speak Hindi
Bigg Boss 14 competitor Jaan Kumar Sanu, has once again become the center of unsolicited attention following the airing of Tuesday’s episode of the popular reality show. The singer, during his interaction with his comrade Bigg Boss 14 Candidate and friend Nikki Tamboli said if she wanted to talk to him, she shouldn’t speak Marathi. Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, Colors TV, the channel the show airs on, apologized for the singer’s comments during Tuesday’s episode. “At Colors, we apologize for the remarks relating to Marathi language made on the Bigg Boss episode aired on Tuesday, October 27. We had no intention of hurting the feelings of the people of Maharashtra,” the statement read.
Read the Colors TV apology note here:
– COLORS (@ColorsTV) October 28, 2020
During Tuesday’s episode of Bigg Boss 14“Jaan Kumar Sanu told Nikki Tamboli,”Marathi mei mat baat kar, simple saamne mat baat kar, merko chidh hoti hai. Sunaauga terko, simple saamne Marathi mei mat baat kar. Dum hai toh Hindi mei bol warna mat baat kar, chid machti hai merko (Don’t speak Marathi in front of me, that annoys me. Speak Hindi.) “The format of the show requires all applicants to communicate strictly in Hindi. Any applicant who speaks in a language other than Hindi receives a recall and sometimes also punished.
Jaan, son of veteran singer Kumar Sanu, took a spot on the trend list earlier this week after his compatriot and singer Rahul Vaidya nominated him for this week’s expulsion, calling it “nepotism.” When appointing Jaan, Rahul Vaidya said: “I would like to name Jaan Kumar Sanu because I hate nepotism. Anyone who has come on the show has come on the basis of their hard work. Jaan is on the show because he’s someone’s son. “
Responding to Rahul’s “nepotism” remark, Jaan said, “I’m lucky that my Mr. Kumar Sanu is my father. Not everyone is so lucky. Woe to you.” He later explained that his parents separated when he was very young and that he was raised by his mother.