Tannishtha Chatterjee replies to Colors TV apology on racial slur: Wish it was ‘just about me’; prejudice can’t be called humour

By: | Updated: September 28, 2016 9:02 PM

The actress has said that the 'racial slur' made by the comedians wasn't just directed on her but represented a deep-rooted prejudice in Indian society.

Tannishtha Chatterjee firmly states that racism is rampant in the indian film industry and is thoroughly propagated through such crass shows.The actress has said that the ‘racial slur’ made by the comedians wasn’t just directed on her but represented a deep-rooted prejudice in Indian society.

Parched actress Tannishtha Chatterjee has made another hard-hitting comment after Colors TV’s apology for the racial slur made on the actress for colour of her skin on the TV show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza.  The actress has said that the racial slur made by the comedians wasn’t just directed on her but represented a deep-rooted prejudice in Indian society. Continuing her stance on a TV channel, the actress said that a prejudice can’t be dubbed as a humour. In a conversation with Times Now, she said, “finding a prejudice funny is bully. I can’t call it it’s not satire or a roast.”

Colours TV, In a Facebook post, has apologised to the actress. In its post, the channel said that it feels apologetic for what they envisioned to be a fun experience but had turned out to be a traumatic incident for the actress.

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Colors mentioned that it has always focused on creating content which is meaningful and assured that issues like racism will not be entertained ever again in a comic act like happened in Comedy Nights Bachao’s second season. However, Tannishtha seems quite unimpressed with just an apology as in response to the channel’s apology on Twitter, and just wrote, “I wish they made fun of me.”

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