Sidharth Malhotra apologises after Neetu Chandra slams him for insulting Bhojpuri language

When Aiyaary team visited Bigg Boss, Manoj Bajpyee asked Sidharth Malhotra to deliver a dialogue in Bhojpuri: ‘Shikar to sab kehu karela, lekin baagh jaisan sikar kehu na kare’.

bollywood Updated: Jan 24, 2018 00:32 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra in a still from Aiyaary.

The recently concluded reality show, Bigg Boss 11, played host to crew members of several films and was party to their promotions. However, little did Sidharth Malhotra know that his visit to the house, along with Aiyaary co-stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh, would land him in major trouble. One of his statements on the show had actor Neetu Chandra fuming and she took to Twitter to slam the actor for insulting Bhojpuri language. Malhotra has now apologised.

When Aiyaary team visited Bigg Boss, Manoj asked Sidharth to deliver a dialogue in Bhojpuri: “Shikar to sab kehu karela, lekin baagh jaisan sikar kehu na kare.” He repeated the lines after Manoj and said, “Aisa lag raha ki neeche baitha hua hai, latrine me. Bathroom me kar rahe hain kli kaha hain?”

The episode was aired earlier this month.

Claiming that she saw the video only now, actor Neetu Chandra took Twitter on Monday and wrote, “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.”

Neetu, who hails from Bihar and is the sister of Nitin Chandra who directed the National Award-winning Bhojpuri film, Deswa, was then trolled for taking on a star. However, she did not hesitate and answered most of them.

Reacting to the backlash, Sidharth wrote on Twitter, “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.”

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First Published: Jan 23, 2018 14:31 IST