Mumbai cable operators block Colors against ‘Big Boss’

October 13th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Adopting an aggressive stand against two Pakistani stars participating in the reality TV show “Bigg Boss-4″ on Colors TV, cable operators in Mumbai blocked the entertainment channel from 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Colors TV said the cable operators have informed that they would completely block it by 9 p.m., when the “Bigg Boss” show episode is scheduled to go on air.

Earlier, the Shiv Sena had reportedly issued an ultimatum to the Colors TV to remove the two Pakistani stars - Veena Malik and Begum Nawazish Ali - from the show by 6 p.m. Wednesday, failing which they would block the channel.

Cable subscribers from different parts of Mumbai and Thane also confirmed that Colors TV had suddenly gone off the air.

Many expressed disappointment at being deprived of their favourite shows owing to a political tussle between Shiv Sena and Colors TV management.

Despite repeated attempts, the Shiv Sena officials were not available for comment whether they had ordered the blocking of Colors TV.

The party has been agitating strongly in Lonavala, a hill-station around 120 km from here, where the “Bigg Boss-4″ shooting was currently on, demanding removal of the two Pakistani actors from the show.

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