Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth calls Saina Nehwal 'subtle cock champion' and netizens are enraged

    Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth calls Saina Nehwal 'subtle cock champion' and netizens are enraged

    Actor Siddharth had made a tweet against badminton champion Saina Nehwal, which irked netizens. From Saina's husband Parupalli Kashyap to Chinmayee Sripada to the aam janta, tweeps criticised the comment. Siddharth has now issued a clarification.

    Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth calls Saina Nehwal 'subtle cock champion' and netizens are enraged

    Few days back, an incident of lapse in security had happened with our PM Modi , while he was on a visit to Punjab. But, what people did not see coming was how this incident would have affected the life of Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth . Well, the actor has found himself in the receiving end of criticism after he made a remark on ace badminton player Saina Nehwal, who was tweeting about the security lapse incident. In fact, Siddharth's choice of words have made netizens claim that he is a 'creep' who is using 'sexual slurs'.

    A fter the incident with PM Modi, Saina Nehwal had tweeted, “No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists. #BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi.” In its reply, Siddharth wrote, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.” Here's the tweet:

    But, this definitely did not go down well with the tweeps who called him out for using 'sexual slur'. In fact, celebs like Chinmayee Sripada also criticised the actor for his tweet. Here is how tweeps reacted to the tweet.

    Today, the actor issued a clarification after facing the ire of netizens. Replying to the same tweet, he added, ""COCK & BULL" That's the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading! Nothing disrespectful was intended, said or insinuated. Period." Here's the tweet:

    Saina Nehwal has also reacted to it. Talking to PTI, she said, “Yeah, I'm not sure what he meant. I used to like him as an actor but this was not nice. He can express himself with better words but I guess it's Twitter and you remain noticed with such words and comments.” Siddharth has always been outspoken about issues and never shies away from sharing his opinion on everyday matters. What do you think of Siddharth's comments? Let us know in the comments.

    Updated: January 10, 2022 07:34 PM IST