The reality show Bigg Boss is definitely one of the best platforms for Bollywood actors to promote their movies and this is why almost in every episode of “Weekend Ka Vaar”, we got to see film stars coming on the sets of Bigg Boss for promotional activities.
Now the show is over but actor Sidharth Malhotra recently apologised for something that he did on the sets of Bigg Boss 11.
Sidharth appeared on Bigg Boss 11 to promote “Aiyaary” with his co-stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh and during the show, Manoj made him say a dialogue in Bhojpuri language.
Here’s the dialog:
“Sikar to sab kehu karela, lekin baagh jaisan sikar kehu na kare.”
Sidharth did repeat the dialogue but he also said,
“Aisa lag raha ki neeche baitha hua hai, latrine me. Bathroom me kar rahe hain ki kaha hain?”
Actress Neetu Chandra, who hails from Bihar, has claimed that she saw the video recently. She took to Twitter to slam Sidharth for disrespecting the Bhojpuri language.
“So disappointed @S1dharthM some1who is so fortunate 2 work wd d best. Who despite being an outsider has made a name 4 himself,4 U 2 use ur words so loosely.2 disrespect #Bhojpuri on national TV. SHOCKED! How on earth does speaking in #Bhojpuri gives u a latrine feeling.Shame on U”
So disappointed @S1dharthM some1who is so fortunate 2 work wd d best. Who despite being an outsider has made a name 4 himself,4 U 2 use ur words so loosely.2 disrespect #Bhojpuri on national TV. SHOCKED! How on earth does speaking in #Bhojpuri gives u a latrine feeling.Shame on U pic.twitter.com/dQqarHZRqM
— Nitu Chandra Srivastava (@nituchandra) January 22, 2018
Click here to watch the video directly on Twitter
Twitter also trolled Sidharth after this. Here are some selected reactions:
How can you do this Sid?
@S1dharthM Seriously how you can even think/relate bhojpuri to Latrine. I'm a big fan of yours. It's a request to you, please donot hurt the sentiments of the https://t.co/iPg7UjsAme are an awesome actor. Please maintain the same in your attitude.. Thanks – Vivek
— Vivek Singh (@vivek_ritesh) January 22, 2018
Never confuse their fame with their intelligence I always say that. They r like dumb mannequins who neither hv brains nor any kinda professional awareness.
— kashif Qureshi (@kashiflion) January 22, 2018
How did he dare to insult an Indian language?
Can u please translate it into English? No idea how he got d guts to insult an Indian language,I am sure if he insulted #Tamil or any other South Indian language,he would be begging for mercy by this time.I hope #Bhojpuri ppl start a protest & make him apologise for his stupidity
— Arima (@Dracarys28) January 22, 2018
Apologise for your statement:
@S1dharthM really shame on you.i was your big fan but after your this statement it really disappointed 😢. You should apologise
— Abhishek Soni🇮🇳 (@abhi1soni) January 23, 2018
truely said..even I felt disappointed after listening to this….n those who says anything against #Neetu, very gracefully I want to tell you that it really hurts when someone insults ur mother tongue… specially from those actors to whom we love
— Abhishek Mandal (@mandalsonu) January 22, 2018
I do feel like latrine wen I see @S1dharthM acting.
— prashant kumar (@prashantkr2k) January 22, 2018
How lame!! how can someone compare a language with a latrine???@Neetu_Chandra thanks mam, I fully support you.
— Hitesh Varma (@hiteshvarmaa1) January 22, 2018
Later on, Sidharth also took to Twitter and issued an apology. He wrote, “I recently tried speaking a new language while I was on a TV show. In the process if I inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings or sentiments, I apologise and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way.”
I recently tried speaking a new language while I was on a TV show. In the process if I inadvertently hurt anyone's feelings or sentiments, I apologise and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) January 22, 2018
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