Colors has changed the name of its new show "Gurbani"
to "Bani" because of the controversies it got into
due to the title.
said in a press statement that it has taken note of the recent
news reports and the concerns voiced by various Sikh organisations
such as Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) Amritsar
and Jathedar Akal Takhat Sahib over the title of its new show
'Gurbani' which is compositions by Sikh Gurus in the Granth
has tremendous respect for all communities including the Sikh
community and we would never do anything to hurt or disrespect
the sentiments or religious feelings of any community. The
show promotions also have been on air for almost a month and
till a few days back nobody raised any objections. With utmost
respect and humility we request the complainants to view Gurbani
as merely a name and in context of a fiction show that endeavors
to bring a social issue to the fore. However to respect the
sentiments of the people, we have decided to change the name
of the show," the statement read.
team will get in touch with the concerned people or organisations
to seek some time to change the name and will try and implement
it as soon as possible," added the statement.