Days after Kumar Sanu’s statement on Jaan Kumar Sanu’s upbringing, his ex-wife Rita Bhattacharya, who raised Jaan on her own, has reacted to his statement. She has stated that there was ‘no need to create propoganda’.
In an interview with Times of India, Rita refused to talk about Kumar Sanu, clearing that he has not been in touch since 27 years.
“He can’t be a topic of discussion for me. Also, I feel whatever he said in the first video about Jaan and me, he actually answered to all those people who have been questioning Jaan on nepotism. Because of comments against Jaan in the first video, everyone got an answer whether Jaan is a nepo kid or not. Secondly, whatever he said in both the videos was his choice, the way he said was his opinion,” she said.
“But as a mother I must tell you that when you are offended by someone and you’re saying something about a person, you don’t forget the relationship. For example here if I am talking about Nikki, she is not related to me, she’s like my child but not related to me,” added Rita.
She also asked Kumar Sanu to realize he was talking about his own son. “Kumar Sanu should have realised that he is talking about his own son. There was no need to create propaganda. I don’t want sympathy in this case, nor do I want to take advantage of this situation that if he has said something, then I will retaliate. I am very happy in my life, so are my children. They are doing absolutely fine in their careers. They are very much established, educated, good people. I don’t want to say anything which I have to sit and correct tomorrow,” she shared.
Kumar Sanu had reacted to Jaan’s comments on remarks against Marathi language on the show ‘Bigg Boss 14’.
In a video, Kumar said in Hindi that Mumbai and Maharashtra made him what he is and he could never belittle the Marathi language. “I heard that my son, Jaan, said something very wrong that never crossed my mind or could have crossed my mind in these 41 years. Maharashtra, Mumbai and Mumba devi blessed me and gave me name, fame and everything else. I can never think such things about that same Mumba devi and Maharashtra. I love and respect all languages of India. I have sung songs in different languages,” he said, Hindustan Times reported.
Kumar also said he has not been living with Jaan for the last 27 years and did not know about the upbringing he had received from his mother, Rita Bhattacharya.
Oct 28, 2020 at 10:50am PDT
He said, “I have not been with my son for 27 years. We have been living separately for 27 years. I don’t know about the upbringing his mother gave him and I don’t understand how he could have said such a thing. I am sorry. As a father, I can only apologise to you all.”
On Wednesday night, Jaan issued an apology on the show as well.
The video of Jaan’s apology begins with Bigg Boss telling Jaan that discrimination of any kind is not tolerated on the show. “Namaste, mera naam Jaan Kumar Sanu hai. Maine kuch dino pehle, anjaane mein hi sahi, magar maine ek galti ki, jisse Marathi logon ko, aur unke sentiments ko thes pahunchi hai. Main iss baat ke liye sincerely sorry kehna chahunga. Mera bilkul bhi intention nahi tha ke main Marathi logon ko thes ya chot pahunchaun. Agar mere intentions galat aaye hain saamne se, toh main uske liye tahe dil se maafi maangna chahunga. Bigg Boss I am really sorry ke maine aapko sharminda kiya hai, aur main aage se yeh baat bilkul repeat nahi karunga (Namaste, my name is Jaan Kumar Sanu. A few days ago, I unknowingly made a blunder that has hurt the sentiments of Marathi people. I am sincerely sorry about this. It was never my intention to offend the Marathi people. If my comments have been perceived as negative, I would like to apologise for them. I would also like to apologise to Bigg Boss for harming the show’s reputation, and will repeat this mistake).”