Bharti Singh accused of hurting religious sentiments, issues apology "I will always keep Punjab's honour"

    Bharti Singh accused of hurting religious sentiments, issues apology "I will always keep Punjab's honour"

    Earlier, Bharti was also trolled for resuming work too soon after giving birth a baby boy.

    Bharti Singh accused of hurting religious sentiments, issues apology "I will always keep Punjab's honour"

    Comedian Bharti Singh issued an apology after being accused of hurting religious sentiments. She was severely criticized over a video in which she is making fun of beards and moustaches. Her jokes did not go down well, with many suggesting that she was disrespectful towards the Sikh community.

    In the video, Bharti is having a fun conversation with actor Jasmin Bhasin who appeared on her comedy series, Bharti Ka Show. In the short clip, Bharti talks about the benefits of having beards and moustaches saying, “ Dudh piyo, aise dhadi munh mein daalo, sewaiyon ka taste aata hai. Mere kaafi friends logo ki shaadi hui hai na, jinki itni itni dhaadi hai, saara din dhadi mein se jue nikalti rehti hai (Drink milk, and then put the beard in your mouth, you will be able to taste sewaiyaan. Many of my friends have gotten married to men with long beards, and spend the entire day removing lice from them)." 

    As soon as the video went viral, it received flak from many who commented that Bharti has made fun of Punjabis who are known for having beards and moustaches. After facing criticisms, the comedian took to her Instagram handle and posted a video in which she apologized to her fans and said that she never referred to Punjabis in the video.

    In a video message, Bharti Singh said that she has not mentioned any religion or any caste in it, or that people of this religion keep such beards and face such problems. “It was a genuine conversation, I was doing comedy with my friend. A lot of people keep beards and mustaches these days. But if people from any religion or caste have been hurt by my comments, I apologize to them with folded hands. I am a Punjabi myself, born in Amritsar, I will always keep Punjab's honour and I am proud of being a Punjabi." she concluded.

    She shared the video with the caption that read “Main comedy karti hoon logo ko khush karne ke liye na ki kisi ka dil dukhane ke liye .agar meri kisi baat se koi hurt hua ho tho maaf kar dena aapni behan samjh ke”(I do comedy to make people happy and not to hurt anyone's heart.If I have hurt any one thing, then forgive me as your sister).

    Currently, Bharti is co-hosting the comedy game show, The Khatra Khatra Show with her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa. The couple recently embraced parenthood as they welcomed their first child, a son. Earlier, Bharti was also trolled for resuming work too soon after giving birth to a baby boy.

    Updated: May 16, 2022 04:28 PM IST