Marathi KBC in spot over computer being called ‘Raje’

11 Jul,2013

By A Correspondent


ETV Marathi show ‘Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati’, the Marathi language version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Kaun Banega Crorepati, has run into a controversy with the computer scorer being called ‘Raje’.


In the show anchored by actor Sachin Khedekar, the computer is referred to as ‘Raje’ which is normally used in Maharashtra as a revered reference to Maratha ruler Shivaji.


The Thane district cell of the Sambhaji Brigade has told Marathi daily Sakal that while they respect a senior artist like Mr Khedekar, but it was unbecoming of him to have used this word in the show. The Sambhaji Brigade plans an agitation in case the reference is not changed.


MxMIndia too has received a few messages on its comments board to a report on the show (see link:


Wrote Sadanand Kulkarni: “In Maharashtra, we call Raje only to our Shivajiraje. Shri Khedekar says, Raje Shikka Maara (Put the stamp to the given option). This is insulting to all of us. We strongly object. Mr Khedkar may say: 1) Shriman Computer or 2) Shri Computerji but not Raje. Urgent change is required.” Another reader, Sumedh Agre, raised the same issue adding that the move to refer to the computer as ‘Raje’ has upset sensitivities.


At the time of writing, the ETV Marathi spokesperson wasn’t available for comment.


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  1. Khedekar says:

    Raje aaj kay khanar, Pohe ki kandabhaje!!!hehe