Viewers and fans of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ has heaved a sigh of relief as their favourite show is back. Following Shiv Sena’s protest against ‘Bigg Boss’ for letting two Pakistani actors participate in the fourth season of the popular reality show, the cable operators affiliated with the Sena withdrew their protest after an apology from Colors channel.
According to reports, the channel had sent a letter of apology to Sena chief Bal Thackeray after which the blackout of Bigg Boss in Mumbai and Thane was withdrawn.
“The channel has sent a letter to Balasaheb rendering an apology. They have apologized for hurting public sentiment. We will, however, continue our protest against the presence of Pakistani artistes on the show,” said Anil Parab, Sena leader.
The cable operators had blocked the show on Colors from Wednesday. However, the DTH viewers were able to watch it.
“The blackout began in Mumbai from Wednesday and will spread to rest of the state by Thursday,” Sena leader Anil Parab had said.
Anirudh Deshpandey, a resident had said, “Bigg Boss is my favourite show and it’s quite unfortunate that we’ll not be able to watch it just because of this useless protests.”
Said Manjula Joshi, a housewife, “Are the two Pakistani actors harming us or the Shiv Sena? They are just actors and not terrorists and are just a part of a TV show. They are entertaining us and not harming us in any way. This is too much. These anti-social people just search reasons to create chaos.”
“We have blocked Colors in response to the call given by the Sena chief. The channel will not be shown by us in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai,” said Ganesh Naidu, president of Cable Operators and Distributors Association.
“We received calls from operators that the Shiv Sena has ordered a blackout. By 9 pm (Wednesday) our telecast was suspended,” Colors spokesperson had said.