Actor Siddharth has apologised to sports icon Saina Nehwal after making some alleged crass remarks against her. The actor had reacted to a post by Saina shared last week where she had expressed concerns about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety.
“Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke… If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land,” Siddharth wrote in his apology.
“I, however must insist my word play and humour had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to it. I am a staunch feminist ally and I assure you there was no gender implied in my tweet and certainly no intent to attack you as a woman,” he added.
“I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my Champion. Honestly, Siddharth,” he wrote, signing off.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 11, 2022
In the earlier tweet, Sidharth had said: “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.”
Saina had written: “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.”
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
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 5, 2022