Shweta Tiwari recently found herself in the eye of the storm after a statement of hers at an event in Bhopal caused a controversy. Shweta was promoting her upcoming web series Show Stopper on Wednesday in the city. Clips from the event went viral on social media where she can be heard saying, “Mere bra ki size bhagwan le rahe hai." (God is taking the measurements for my bra)." The statement ruffled quite a few feathers and was criticized by fans with some asking for her arrest for hurting religious sentiments. Now, the actress has issued an apology clarifying her statement that was taken out of context.
Shweta has apologized for the comment but clarified that it was taken out of context as it was a jibe on co-star Sourabh Raaj Jain’s previous role of Lord Krishna on a popular TV show as compared to his character in Show Stopper wherein he plays a ‘bra fitter’. She said in her statement, “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.”
The statement further reads, “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 statement has unintentionally caused to a lot of people.”
The controversial statement was made by Shweta at the show’s promotion where she was accompanied by her co-stars Rohit Roy, Digangana Suryavanshi and Sourabh. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had ordered a police probe in the incident.