Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday pulled up dancer and TV host Raghav Juyal for his alleged racist comment on a northeast contestant at a dance actuality programme.

In a 40-second video clip that has gone viral on social media, Juyal, who hosts Colours TV’s ‘Dance Deewane 3’ may be seen introducing a contestant from Assam’s Guwahati whereas talking gibberish, seemingly to make a mockery of Mandarin spoken by the Chinese language individuals.

On being requested by Bollywood actor and decide Madhuri Dixit-Nene and choreographer Remo D’Souza, who was current on the episode as a particular visitor, on the explanation for talking in that method, Juyal stated, “Individuals may not be capable of perceive her Chinese language however they absolutely perceive her dance.”

Taking cognisance of the clip, Sarma took to Twitter, writing that such behaviour is “shameful and completely unacceptable.”

“It has come to my discover {that a} fashionable actuality present host has used racist rhetoric in opposition to a younger participant from Guwahati…Racism has no place in our nation and we must always all condemn it unequivocally,” the chief minister tweeted.

To clear the air across the “misunderstanding”, Juyal shared a video on his Instagram deal with, clarifying that there’s a “story” behind the clip, and he needed to share the identical for the sake of his “psychological well being” and the individuals who know him.

He stated when kids come on the dance actuality present, they’re requested about their hobbies and when Gunjan was requested the identical, she stated her expertise is to talk Chinese language. “We used to chuckle on the issues kids say. Once we requested her (Gunjan) to talk Chinese language, she began speaking in gibberish. From there onwards, we’d ask her to talk in ‘Chinese language’ on each episode or ask her to talk within the language of one other planet,” he added within the video.

The TV present host claimed that the introduction he gave to Gunjan within the last episodes of the programme was consistent with the identical gibberish Chinese language she spoke. “You received’t name me racist in the event you’d see the entire present,” Juyal stated.

The third season of ‘Dance Deewane’ concluded final month.

The host additionally stated that he has members of the family in northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, and in addition has mates in Nagaland with whom he has “grown up in boarding college.”

“I’m somebody who tries to indicate issues politically appropriate and who takes a stand on injustice and racism. As an alternative, I typically get trolled every time I take a stand for a faith, caste, tradition or creed,” he famous.

Juyal additionally apologised for his comment, saying that it was neither his nor Colours TV’s “motive that one thing like this occurs.” Nevertheless, he additionally urged individuals to “watch the entire present” earlier than making a clip viral and passing judgements based mostly on it.

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