NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): Jaan Kumar Sanu is son of Singer Kumar Sanu and Rita Bhattacharya who got divorced when Jaan was a child and from then Kumar Sanu was never in touch with them.
Jaan recently got eliminated from Bigg Boss 14, and soon after his elimination in an interview with TOI he said ‘my father has never been a part of my life and never supported or promoted me as a singer.’
He also disclosed that, “Initially, he had uploaded a video on social media regarding my upbringing and then there was another one supporting my work, so, I believe he has mixed feelings for me. I have not seen these videos. I don’t think anyone has the right to raise questions on my upbringing because everyone has seen me in the show and appreciated my upbringing.”
Jaan also added that “You might have differences with your partner, but most couples have seen to it that the children do not suffer. That’s why I find it quite silly when people say I am a product of nepotism. I have created my own path and will continue to do so in the future,” he shared.
In an interview with The Times of India, Kumar Sanu responded to Jaan’s statements and said that Jaan should change his name. “I’ve heard him say in his interviews and also in the Bigg Boss house that his mother is his mom and dad for him. I appreciate his respect for his mom, and I believe in giving even more respect to his mother. He should write his name as Jaan Rita Bhattacharya, not Jaan Kumar Sanu because, firstly, Ritaji has done a lot for him, and secondly, people will start comparing him with me, which is not good for him as a newcomer,” he said.
Kumar Sanu said that he met his son Jaan when he entered the Bigg Boss house. He said, “He asked me to call a few industry people who I know. I called Mukesh Bhatt ji, Ramesh Taurani ji and a few others, and Jaan went to meet them, but now it’s up to them if they want to give him work. In fact, when Jaan wanted to be a part of some of my live concerts, I let him join me for a few.”
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