Nani's comments are outright racist
Take yesterday's episode for example
Who will take Kishen in if not us as he is one of us ...these gore log ? She asks her daughter
Now i would like to ask ...why not ? In the US , Americans hitch up with anybody when they want to share the expenses of an apartment ...caucasians , chinese , mexicans , african americans ...anyone . They share dorms with students of any nationality in university so why these sort of hurtful racist comments ?
And let us not forget that our country has a reputation for rejecting girls in the marraige market becuase they are not fair or 'gori' . To address this social evil , serials r being made nowadays giving the message that dark skin can be beautiful too .
So why address the color of their skin? Is not denouncing an entire race as cultureless and unfeeling and constantly referring to the color of their skin racist ?
I agree with the member who pointed out that there would be a huge hue and cry if the Americans had shot parts of their serial in our country and constantly referred to us as 'kaale log' and discriminated against us in their serial .
I agree that what is being shown is that this is Jai's story . That he has come to the US to earn money for some financial difficulties that his family is facing and that this is the story of his struggle here ...that the point of the serial is that life in the US is not easy . But cannot this be shown without blatant racism ?
I liked the scene where Jai gives Bhumi a ride in a rick in Central Park . I also appreciated the emotional blackmail tactics of Nani to get Jai to stay in the same house ...the serial showed that if the daughter is headstrong , her mother is equally obstinate ...it was a humorous angle and i understand that
but the comments on 'gore log' must stop .
Would like to point out that the US is one of the countries that is ISKON's stronghold ...ISKON advocates Krishna worship . Krishna temples with lovely properties and peacocks are in abundance here ...so why keep Krishna in a closet and blame it so unfairly on them ?
The CVs visit the forum for feedback ...so i suggest that keep this thread alive and comment here whenever an episode shows this kind of racism .
Edited by koolsadhu1000 - 12 February 2013 at 8:48am