Recently actress Tannishtha Chatterjee was roasted in a TV show Comedy Nights Bachao for her dark skin. The actress has now been issues an apology from the TV Channel.
A spokesperson for Colors TV responded to Ms Chatterjee's post on Facebook saying that they would ensure the episode aired would be free of offensive content and that channel management had 'taken this up seriously' with the makers of Comedy Nights Bachao.
Colors also emphasized that they were committed to "creating content that is meaningful and addresses pertinent social issues - skin colour bias being one of them."
After the show, Tannishtha Chatterjee wrote on Facebook that she had been looking forward to being 'roasted, which she described as being 'a mock counter to a toast.' It didn't quite turn out the way she'd expected.
"To my utmost horror, I soon realized that the only quality they found worth roasting about in me was my skin tone. It began with "aap ko jamun bahut pasand hoga zaroor, kitna jamun khaya aapne bachpan se?" And went on in that direction. I could not believe I was sitting in a nationally televised comedy show in 2016 in Mumbai amid such regressive (I can't call it humor), and blatantly racist content," Ms Chatterjee wrote.
She explained how prejudice against skin colour is deeply-rooted in caste bias and that casteism is one of the several notions that her film Parched challenges.
The actress was a part of critically acclaimed Parched.