Shweta Tiwari on hurting sentiments: “My statement has been misconstrued”

BizAsia Correspondent



TV star, Shweta Tiwari has been forced to apologise after she came under fire for a bra remark connected to religion.

It happened during the promotions of her new web-series, where she was present along with co-stars Rohit Roy, Digangana Suryavanshi, Sourabh Raaj Jain. The latter had been teased about playing the character of a bra-fitter, while in ‘Mahabharat’, he had played Lord Krishna. To this, Tiwari 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).”

Today, she apologised for comments. She said, “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.”