Aditya Narayan apologises for his 'Alibaug comment'
Aditya Narayan has apologised for unintentionally hurting the sentiments of people from Alibaug and took to social media to issue both a written and a video apology
The host of singing reality show Indian Idol 12, Aditya Narayan took to his Instagram story and issued a video and written apology for his recent remarks while hosting the show. Reportedly in one of the latest episodes, Aditya Narayan asked a contestant on the show while hosting it, ''if he thinks they have come from Alibaug.''
Now, Aditya has apologised for unintentionally hurting the sentiments of people from Alibaug and took to social media to issue both a written and a video apology. He wrote in his apology, "With a humble heart and folded hands I want to apologise to the people of Alibaug and everyone who has been hurt by my sentence on a recent episode of Indian Idol that I’m currently hosting. The intention was never to hurt anyone. I have immense love and respect for Alibaug. My own sentiments are connected with the place, it’s people and this soil.”
Reportedly, this apology comes after the Raj Thackrey led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had demanded an apology from the makers. Moreover, the party had also warned the show and channel of action against them, if they failed to issue an apology on national television.
Apparently Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Ameya Khopkar in a Facebook live session, accused the makers of hurting the sentiments of Alibaug residents.
He said in Marathi on a social media platform during a live session, "A Hindi channel has a singing reality show, I am not going to name it, but Aditya Narayan hosts the show, where he has made a derogatory comment about our Maharashtra’s Alibaug. I have not seen the show, but I got complaints from many people from Maharashtra. People on these Hindi channels so easily say, ‘Hum Kya Alibaug se aaye hai kya?’, and I think they are not aware of the rich cultural heritage that comes from Alibaug. If we, people of Alibaug, get upset, they don’t know what we can do, we won’t let the show take place. With this comment they have insulted us."
The singing reality show has recently been in the headlines for many controversial reasons. A few days ago the show was in the news after the Kishore Kumar special episode got trolled online. Amit, son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, who was the special guest for the episode had said that he was asked to praise all the contestants when he came on the show as a guest, irrespective of his opinion. Besides, the contestants and judges have also been trolled for the type of content shown in the episodes.