Mumbai, Jan 23: Actor Sidharth Malhotra, after being reprimanded by actor-producer Neetu Chandra, has apologized for his comment on Bhojpuri and said he didn’t mean any disrespect to the language.
“I recently tried speaking a new language while I was on a TV show. In the process if I inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings or sentiments, I apologize and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way,” Sidharth tweeted.
I recently tried speaking a new language while I was on a TV show. In the process if I inadvertently hurt anyone's feelings or sentiments, I apologise and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) January 22, 2018
Sidharth was promoting his upcoming film “Aiyaary” along with Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh on a reality show, Bigg Boss 11, where he was given a task of repeating dialogues from superstar Salman Khan’s film “Tiger Zinda Hai” in Bhojpuri. However, the actor ended up saying the language gives a “latrine kind” of feeling.
Actress Neetu Chandra took to Twitter to slam Sidharth.
Neetu wrote: “So disappointed. Sidharth Malhotra, someone who is so fortunate to work with best, who despite being an outsider has made a name for himself, for you to use your words so loosely to disrespect Bhojpuri on national television. Shocked! How on earth does speaking Bhojpuri gives you a latrine feeling. Shame on you.”
Neetu, who hails from Bihar and is the sister of Nitin Chandra who directed the National Award-winning Bhojpuri film, Deswa also shared a short clip, in which Sidharth says “speaking Bhojpuri gives him a feeling as if he is in the washroom.”
So disappointed @S1dharthM some1who is so fortunate 2 work wd d best. Who despite being an outsider has made a name 4 himself,4 U 2 use ur words so loosely.2 disrespect #Bhojpuri on national TV. SHOCKED! How on earth does speaking in #Bhojpuri gives u a latrine feeling.Shame on U pic.twitter.com/dQqarHZRqM
— Neetu Chandra Srivastava (@1Neetuchandra) January 22, 2018
“Aiyaary” is releasing on February 9.