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Colors TV to Tannishtha: It was never our intention to offend

September 28, 2016 18:34 IST
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Tanishtha Chaterjee Tannishtha Chatterjee slammed television show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza for making fun of her skin colour in the name of Roast.

The Parched heroine shared her traumatic experience in a lengthy Facebook post.

She has received an apology from the channel, which airs the comedy show.

A spokesperson from Colors TV responded to her post on Facebook and replied, '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 Nights 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.'

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