Shiv Sena says Colours has apologisedOctober 15th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) The Shiv Sena has allowed cable operators here to air Colors after the channel apologized for including two Pakistani stars in the reality show “Big Boss 4″, a party leader said Friday.
“We have received a written apology from Colors which stated that they did not mean to hurt anybody’s sentiments and that they regret the move,” Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab told IANS.
“We had no issues with the channel per se. It is the show we are protesting against,” he added.
But a Colours official admitted that the channel had submitted a letter to the Shiv Sena but denied that it was an apology.
Parab said Shiv Sena representatives will later meet the executives of Colors and insist on the removal of the two Pakistani stars — Veena Malik and Begum Nawazish Ali.
“If they fail to remove the stars, our agitation continues,” he said.
The Shiv Sena has been holding protests at Lonavala, a hill station around 120 km from here, where the “Bigg Boss 4″ shooting is on, demanding the removal of the Pakistani actors.
Cable Operators and Distributors Association president Ganesh Naidu said: “Parab, who Wednesday requested us not to air Colors, late last (Thursday) night asked us to air the channel.”
- Mumbai cable operators block Colors against 'Big Boss' (Lead) - Oct 14, 2010
- Mumbai cable operators block Colors against 'Big Boss' - Oct 13, 2010
- Shiv Sena calls shut down against 'Bigg Boss 4' Monday - Oct 10, 2010
- Bigg Boss 4: Sena Workers To Hold Procession In Lonavla - Oct 12, 2010
- Citing Pakistani presence, Shiv Sena, MNS threaten 'Bigg Boss' - Oct 04, 2010
- Want to sort out matter with Thackeray over tea: Begum Nawazish Ali - Oct 23, 2010
- Shutdown in Lonavala against 'Bigg Boss' - Oct 11, 2010
- Shiv Sainiks beat up guards at 'Bigg Boss' bungalow - Oct 05, 2010
- Sena, MNS protest Pakistani presence, security up for 'Bigg Boss' channel (Lead) - Oct 04, 2010
- Pakistani contestant Begum evicted from 'Bigg Boss 4' - Oct 23, 2010
- 20 Shiv Sainiks held for trying to disrupt 'Bigg Boss' (Lead, changing dateline) - Oct 05, 2010
- Jitters From In And Out Of The House In Bigg Boss 4 - Oct 13, 2010
- Anna Hazare's NGO joins anti-'Bigg Boss' brigade - Oct 12, 2010
- A Tete-a-Tete With Begum Nawazish Ali - Oct 28, 2010
- Colors TV gets court nod to continue 'Bigg Boss' shooting (Lead) - Oct 22, 2010
Tags: agitation, apologised, apology, association president, begum nawazish ali, big boss, bigg boss, cable operators, distributors association, ganesh, last thursday, mumbai, naidu, pakistani actors, party leader, reality show, sentiments, shiv sena, thursday night, veena malik