Shweta Tiwari has issued a statement clarifying her side of the storey a day after courting controversy for a remark she made during the press conference for her upcoming web series Show Stopper. Shweta Tiwari is heard saying in a video from the advertising event, “”Mere bra ki size bhagwan le rahe hai.” (God is taking my bra’s measurements.) The Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh has also ordered the police to examine the matter and provide a report.
Shweta Tiwari has now written a statement in reaction to the controversy that erupted as a result of her statement. Her comment was “taken out of context and misunderstood,” 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,” she said in the statement.
“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,” she added.
At the press conference, Shweta Tiwari was joined by her Show Stopper co-stars Rohit Roy, Diganana Suryavanshi, and Sourabh Raaj Jain. In the upcoming series, Sourabh Jain, who is best known for portraying Lord Krishna in the mythological TV show Mahabharata, will play a bra fitter. Reportedly Shweta jokingly made the statement in reference to Sourabh during the press conference.