Shweta Tiwari issues apology over 'god' remark

28-01-2022

Mumbai, Jan 28 (UNI) Television actor Shweta Tiwari who landed in controversy following a statement during a promotional event of her upcoming web series, has issued an apology after legal action was considered by Madhya Pradesh Minister. During a press conference on Wednesday she said, “"Meri bra ka size bhagwaan le rahe hain" (roughly translated it means God is measuring the size of my innerwear). The video went viral and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra expressed his outrage over the Bigg Boss Season 4 winner's comment. Mishra issued a video on Twitter on Thursday and said: "The statement given by actress Shweta Tiwari in Bhopal is condemnable. Bhopal Police Commissioner Makrand Deuskar has been directed to examine the facts and context and submit a report within 24 hours, on the basis of which a decision will be taken." Tiwari said on Friday: "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. "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. "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 the statement has unintentionally caused to a lot of people." In the web series, Tiwari will star opposite Sourabh Raaj Jain and Rohit Roy. The web series is based on the fashion world and Sourabh Raaj, who is a well known Lord Krishna face in many serials, including "Mahabharat". Mishra had earlier also taken measures against Sunny Leone's "Madhuban" song.