March 30, 2023

Shweta Tiwari issues an apology for ‘unintentionally’ hurting people with her ‘bra’ remark; says, ‘my statement has been misconstrued’ – Times of India ►

Television actress Shweta Tiwari issued a statement after a case was registered in Madhya Pradesh against her for the “Meri bra ka size bhagwan le rahe hain” comment. Shweta, in her statement has apologised for hurting the sentiments but also emphasised that her statement was taken out of context and has been misconstrued. It was said at the press conference of her upcoming web series where she also shared the stage with co-actors Rohit Roy, Digangana Suryavanshi, Sourabh Raaj Jain among others associated with the project.

Shweta Tiwari’s statement read: “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 the statement has unintentionally caused to a lot of people.”

During the press conference, Sourabh was being teased for playing the character of a bra-fitter in the web series, while in his previous shows, he had essayed the role of Lord Krishna. To this, Shweta said, “Bhagwan se seedha bra fitter. Matlab jump toh dekho… Meri bra ka size ‘bhagwan’ le rahe hain (Straight from God to a bra fitter…look at his jump…My bra size is being taken by God (in the web series).”

Actor-RJ-host Salil Acharya, who was a part of the event, spoke exclusively with BT and said that Shweta’s statement was taken out of context. In a video statement, the actor shared, “I was on stage with Shweta when this happened. I was asking a question to actor Sourabh Raaj Jain, who plays a bra fitter in the web series. I had asked him that for a person who has played mythological and godly roles in the past, how was it playing something so different. In a funny way, Shweta said that now we are making God do this. When she said God, she meant Sourabh because he is known for his mythological roles. Her statement has been taken out of context and I really would like to clear the air.”

While this was taken lightly by those who were on the stage with her, the video went viral in no time. It caught the notice of the MP Home Minister who asked Bhopal’s police commissioner to take action against it. He tweeted, “The statement given by actress #ShwetaTiwari 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.”

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