Seven MNS workers arrested for protest over `Bigg Boss 4`

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 18:19 PM IST

Mumbai: Seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers were arrested when they were protesting outside the office of Colors TV channel here over the inclusion of two Pakistani artistes in the private network`s reality show `Bigg Boss 4`, police said today.

The workers, who were demonstrating outside the channel office on Parsi Panchayat Marg last night, were charged with unlawful assembly, said S G Deshmukh, Senior Inspector at Andheri police station.

They raised slogans against the inclusion of the two Pakistani artistes in Bigg Boss currently being aired on Colors, he said.

Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray-led MNS are opposing the participation of Veena Malik and Begum Nawazish Ali in the fourth edition of the reality show that started on October 3.

Malik, a model, is ex-girlfriend of controversial cricketer Mohammed Asif, while Ali is cross-dressing host of a popular chat show in Pakistan.

Yesterday, police rounded up about 25 Shiv Sena activists for staging a protest in front of a bungalow at Lonavla, a hill station near Pune, where the shooting of the show is in progress.

The popular show, hosted by Bollywood star Salman Khan, has 14 contestants.

PTI