Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu started trending instantly when he asked another contestant Nikki Tamboli to not speak in Marathi with Rahul Vaidya and said “mereko chid hoti hai (it irritates me)”.
This comment was not taken lightly by Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik and MNS leader Ameya Khopkar, who criticized the remarks and asked for an apology.
The comments that were seen to be anti-Maharashtra made the channel airing the show release an apology letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray with an assurance to delete the comments from future telecasts.
However, the letter did not convince MNS Film Workers Union chief Ameya Khopkar who said that he will make sure Jaan will never work in Mumbai and also claimed that anyone who hates Marathi language should get out of Maharashtra.
Now a video of Jaan’s apology has been shared by Colors channel. In the video, Jaan says, “Namaste, mera naam Jaan Kumar Sanu hai. Maine kuch dino pehle, anjaane mein hi sahi, magar maine ek galti ki, jisse Marathi logon ko, aur unke sentiments ko thes pahunchi hai. Main iss baat ke liye sincerely sorry kehna chahunga. Mera bilkul bhi intention nahi tha ke main Marathi logon ko thes ya chot pahunchaun. Agar mere intentions galat aaye hain saamne se, toh main uske liye tahe dil se maafi maangna chahunga. Bigg Boss I am really sorry ke maine aapko sharminda kiya hai, aur main aage se yeh baat bilkul repeat nahi karunga (Namaste, my name is Jaan Kumar Sanu. A few days ago, I unknowingly made a blunder that has hurt the sentiments of Marathi people. I am sincerely sorry about this. It was never my intention to offend the Marathi people. If my comments have been perceived as negative, I would like to apologise for them. I would also like to apologise to Bigg Boss for harming the show’s reputation, and will repeat this mistake).”
By Sahana Iyer