Taken out of context: Shweta Tiwari apologizes for God remark
A case was registered by Bhopal police against the actor for allegedly hurting religious sentiments
Actor Shweta Tiwari has apologized for her recent remark referencing God at a press conference. A case was earlier registered by Bhopal police against the actor for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had asked the Bhopal Police commissioner to submit a report on the matter.
Shweta had made the remark in Bhopal on Wednesday while promoting a web series. A clip of the actor was circulated online, where she allegedly mentions God while speaking about her 'bra'.
On Friday, Shweta issued a statement saying her words were taken out of context. She explained she was speaking about her colleague, actor Sourabh Raj Jain (who has played deities in popular television shows). She added that she is a 'staunch believer of ‘Bhagwan’" and apologized for unintentionally hurting people's sentiments.
You can read her statement here -
"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 the 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."