Sonakshi Sinha who was busy promoting Khandaani Shafakhana recently, ended herself up in a controversy when she used the term ‘Bhangi’ in a distasteful manner during a recent interview which led to protest by Valmiki community in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. The actress has now issued a formal apology and here what it states.
The video which has now been updated with that portion edited and cut out, featured Sonakshi saying “Yeh thodi hai ki purposely ghar jaake, ‘bhangi’ banke chali jayungi,” when asked about airport looks.
Soon after the video was live on YouTube and caught masses’ attention, ANI reported about the ongoing protest by members of the Valmiki community and that they had burnt the actress’ effigy in Moradabad.
Sonakshi took to her Twitter to apologize for offending the community as she wrote, “”With reference to an interview I did with Siddharth Kanan on July 23, 2019, I place on record that I have tremendous regard and respect for the Valmiki Samaj and all their valuable contributions to our society and country. If any person or community has been hurt by the usage of any word by me, despite it being unintentional and un-derogatory to anyone, I humbly apologise for the same.”
Check out her post here:
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) August 4, 2019
On the professional front, the actress witnessed her recent release, Khandaani Shafakhana, which also features Varun Sharma & rapper Badshah in lead. The film released last Friday, and failed to impress the audiences.