- Siddharth clarified that he had no malicious intent.
- Siddharth said that he respects women.
Actor Siddharth, who has been criticized for his alleged remarks about Saina Nehwal, on Tuesday apologized to the badminton player. The actor had on January 6 retweeted a post by Nehwal in which he expressed concern over the security lapse of Punjab Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5.
In his apology posted on Twitter, Siddharth said, “Dear Saina, I would like to apologize to you for my rude joke which I wrote a few days back as a reply to one of your tweets. I disagree with you I can say that. When I read your tweet, my frustration or anger my tone and words could not express my feelings. I know I’m kinder than him.”
Apologizing for his joke in Sidharth said, “To make a joke… some joke needs to be explained. But it wasn’t a very good joke. I’m sorry for this joke.”
Siddharth clarified that he had no malicious intent and that he respects women. He ends his letter with the hope that Saina will accept it.
She wrote, “I hope you will accept my letter. To be honest, you will always be my champion.”
Earlier, Saina Nehwal’s father Harveer Singh Nehwal on Tuesday said that the Indian shuttler is unhappy after actor Sidharth made remarks against him.
Harveer Singh Nehwal told ANI, “A person from the cinema industry (Actor Siddharth) has made some derogatory remarks against Saina (Nehwal) on Twitter. I condemn her statement. She should come out openly and apologize.” Our family is really upset. Saina is also sad.”
The National Commission for Women (NCW) had also asked Twitter to block actor Siddharth’s account over his ‘sexist’ tweet against star badminton player Saina Nehwal.
After the controversy, Sidharth had on Monday also replied that he did not mean to insult anyone.