Tannishtha Chatterjee receives apology from Colors TV after facing racial remarks

Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, after writing on Facebook how she was subjected to mean racist remarks on the sets of ‘Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza’, has now received an apology letter from Colours TV authority. The spokesperson, on behalf of the channel, has commented on her Facebook post and apologised that it turned out to be a bitter experience for her and also assured that the matter will be followed up with the concerned show.

Read the full comment below:

‘Dear Ms. Chatterjee,

It is rather unfortunate that what you had expected to be a fun and novel experience turned out to be traumatic for you on the sets of ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’.

As a channel, COLORS has always focused on creating content that is meaningful and addresses pertinent social issues – skin color bias – being one of them. A few years ago, COLORS was in fact appreciated for its show Laagi Tujhse Lagan where the protagonist was discriminated against because of her dark skin colour and how she fought this social evil. We have, time and again, raised awareness about social evils through our shows like, Udaan, Shakti, Thapki which strives to drive a positive change and will continue to do so in the future through our content. Please be assured that what transpired on the sets of ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ is not a reflection of the channel’s philosophy.

As far as the episode of ‘Comedy Night Bachao’ is concerned, we have ensured that the content is free from anything that may be deemed offensive. It was never our intention, nor a practice for us or the makers of the show to offend anyone at all with the jokes. We have taken this up seriously with the creative team and the Production House to ensure that the show is produced in line with the vision of the channel.

Please accept our apologies for any hurt that was unwittingly caused.

Yours Sincerely,

COLORS Company Spokesperson.”

For those uninitiated, Tannishtha was on the sets of ‘Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza’ along with her ‘Parched’ director Linaa Yadav. In the name of ‘roast’, the hosts taunted her dark complexion and allegedly called her a ‘Kaali Kalooti’.

Given that the show runs on national TV channel and is followed by thousands of viewers, it is alarming if content of such bad taste is run without corrections. We do hope the same doesn’t repeat!

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