Dadlani says sorry to monk he mocked

Published on Sep 22, 2016 07:38 AM IST
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CHANDIGARH: Music director Vishal Dadlani met Jain monk Tarun Sagar, whom he had lampooned after his address to the Haryana assembly last month, apologised to him at his headquarters in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

However, after the apology, Dadlani stuck to his stance that “religion and governance should be kept completely separate, in the secular interest of the country”.

The in-person apology at the Sector-27 Digambar Temple followed 32 apology posts on the social media website Twitter by Dadlani, who said after holding his ears and seeking forgiveness from the monk, “Unknowingly, I had commented about guruji, but after hearing his ‘kadve pravachan’, I found them sweet and close to life.” Sagar is known for his ‘kadve pravachan’ (bitter sermons or truths).

“I have not apologised because a case has been registered against me,” he said on Wednesday, “I have come as I felt that I should apologise for my folly out of humanity.”At the temple, Dadlani apologised five times as per a Jain tradition.

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