Shweta Tiwari apologises for her statement on 'bhagwan', says it was 'completely misconstrued'
Shweta Tiwari's comment during the promotion of an upcoming web series had caused an uproar. Now, she has given a statement and aplogised for the comment.
During the promotion of one of her upcoming series, actor Shweta Tiwari said something that seems to have irked many. The actress, during the promotion of the series Show Stopper in Bhopal, had said, "Mere bra ki size bhagwan le rahe hai." This had caused an uproar, and many had been demanding her arrest for hurting religious sentiments. Now, Shweta has cleared the air.
In a statement, Shweta claimed that her words were misconstrued. She also clarified that she was actually referring to Sourabh Raj Jain, who has often been seen playing a deity on-screen. She said, "It has come to my notice that a certain statement of mine referring to a colleague’s previous role has been taken out of context and has been misconstrued. When put in context, one will understand that the statement in reference to ‘Bhagwan’ was in context with Sourabh Raj Jain’s popular role of a deity. People associate character names to actors and hence, I used that as an example during my conversation with media."
Sourabh would be sharing screen with Shweta for Show Stopper. He will play a 'bra fitter' in the series. She further added, "However, it has been completely misconstrued which is saddening to see. As someone who has been a staunch believer of ‘Bhagwan’ myself, there is no way that I would intentionally or unintentionally say or do any such thing that would hurt sentiments by and large. I have, however, come to understand that when taken out of context, it has unintentionally hurt feelings of people."
She concluded the statement by saying, "Please be assured that it has never been my intention to hurt anyone, with my words or actions. Hence, I would like to humbly apologise for the hurt that my statement has unintentionally caused to a lot of people."
The Show Stopper also stars Rohit Roy and Digangana Suryavanshi.