TNI Bureau: Bigg Boss 6, which was going on smoothly till date, witnessed the first controversy (from outside), as some suspected activists of the Republican Party of India (RPI) ransacked the Colors channel’s office in Andheri, Mumbai. The party, led by Ramdas Athavale had earlier demanded eviction of controversial cartoonist Asim Trivedi, a housemate cum contestant of the Bigg Boss season 6.
Around seven to eight unidentified persons, suspected to be activists from RPI reportedly came in a motorcycle and pelted stones at the Andheri office of television channel Colors, the airing channel of the show, located at Parsi Panchayat Road in Andheri (East) at around 2 P.M on Thursday afternoon. Police suspect those attackers to be RPI activists, though they have not been identified yet.
No one sustained injuries in this attack. But a few glasses of the building were broken. Police is investigating the matter, scanning the CCTV footage of the area to identify the accused persons. The unidentified persons have been booked for rioting in police records as per reports.
Earlier, RPI chief Ramdas Athavale had fished out a morcha at the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala, demanding eviction of Trivedi from the show for hurting sentiments of the community through his caricatures.
Asim Trivedi became famous when he was arrested with the charge of sedition for his cartoons about Indian Constitution and Parliament. However, later he was released on bail and the charge of sedition was also revoked by the Maharashtra government.
RPI objected to Trivedi’s participation saying the cartoonist had “hurt the sentiments” of the Dalit community with his cartoons.
However, the Bigg Boss show will not be affected with this attack. As such Asim has been nominated to be evicted from the house this weekend along with Gulab Gang leader Sampat Pal and hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani. Hence, if this attack is really by the RPI activists, then it was not all required.