Yuvika on unknowingly using casteist slur: ‘Entire controversy was unnecessary because I was talking to myself in the video’
Yuvika calls her casteist slur controversy ‘unnecessary’
Actress Yuvika Chaudhary made headlines earlier this year when she shared a home video featuring her and her husband Prince Narula. In this vlog, while describing herself and her outfit, Yuvika used a casteist slur which took social media by storm. Netizens demanded her arrest and the actress shared a public apology for hurting sentiments while explaining that she did not know the meaning of the word that she unknowingly used. But sadly, the damage was done and on 18th October, she was arrested in a case of alleged offensive remarks against Scheduled Castes. Her lawyer later revealed that she was out on interim bail.
In a recent interview with Peeping Moon, Yuvika shared her thoughts on the whole controversy. She felt that people made a big issue out of something small. The actress explained, “The entire controversy was unnecessary because I was talking to myself in the video. When I realised people were hurt by the word, I immediately issued an apology. It is strange that people come up with such debates rather than focusing on important things that are happening in our society. I never used that term for some other person, I said it to myself.”
Yuvika was further quoted saying, “I wasn't aware of the meaning of that term. I recently heard that a law will be implemented under which you can only file a complaint if someone says something to you and not to the third person. If someone abuses you on your face, you cannot react always. If we are ignoring certain things, that doesn’t mean we don’t feel bad.” Talking about the arrest, the Om Shanti Om actress stated that she ‘paid the price for being a celebrity’. She went on to add, “For me, humanity comes first so saying sorry repetitively doesn’t harm. I don’t believe in caste, I only believe in humanity.”
In your opinion, was this matter stretched just because Yuvika is a celebrity? Or was it completely justified? Share your thoughts with us!