Raghav Juyal,Dance Deewane host accused of making racial comment on Assam girl, apologises


Guwahati: Northeast and issues of intra-country racism seem to be a never-ending saga. This time the issue of racism erupted in social media when Raghav Juyal, the host of the popular reality TV show Dance Deewane 3, allegedly made racial comments about a contestant from Assam.

While introducing Guwahati’s Gunjan Singh Juyal used words like Momos and Chowmein in one of the episodes of the hit show Dance Deewane 3.

When judges of the show Remo D’Souza, Madhuri Dixit, and others questioned Raghav’s  ‘Chinese’ gibberish he told them that they have a contestant in their midst who can comprehend him.  

The alleged ‘Chinese’ jibes directed at the contestant from Assam, however, did not sit well with a section of social media users, especially with those belonging to the Northeast, with the video going viral.

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and other political leaders of Northeast India also objected to the comments of the television presenter.

The Assam Chief Minister took to Twitter and condemning the act of Juyal wrote, “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condem it unequivocally.”