Fans of the reality show ‘Big Boss’ need not fret about missing their favourite show any more, after cable operators continued to beam Colors, the channel that telecasts the show, from Thursday midnight.
Ganesh Naidu, president of the Cable Operators and Distributors Association, said more than 2,500 operators started airing the show after Thursday midnight. The channel was blocked on Wednesday evening following a directive from the Shiv Sena that wanted Colors to throw two Pakistani actors out of the show.
“The Sena has allowed us to unblock access to Colors. We started beaming it from Thursday midnight in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai,” Naidu told HT. Naidu didn’t reveal what transpired between the channel and the Sena. “I don’t have details about what led to this decision,” he said.
Sena leader Anil Parab, who had asked cable operators to stop the telecast, did not answer our repeated calls.
Earlier in the day, Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray continued to hit out at Colors . “Nowadays anything passes for entertainment. One has to see how Kasab’s lawyer, Pakistani participants, and people who are meant to be in jail are leading their lives (on the show)?” he said at the inauguration of the office of Maharashtra Cine and Television Sena.
Meanwhile, CM Ashok Chavan said the Colors channel need not worry about threats. “There is no need for anyone who abides by the law to be afraid of anyone,” he told reporters on Thursday evening.