Terence Lewis and Nora Fatehi on the sets of India’s Best Dancer.
Terence Lewis and Nora Fatehi on the sets of India’s Best Dancer.

Terence Lewis on fake video of him touching Nora Fatehi inappropriately: ‘That kind of thing would only tickle a 17-year-old’

Terence Lewis responded to the doctored video of him touching Nora Fatehi inappropriately and said that he was neither so ‘depraved’ nor was he 17 years old that he would find pleasure in such acts.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:35 PM IST

Choreographer Terence Lewis opened up about the morphed video of him touching his India’s Best Dancer co-judge and actor Nora Fatehi inappropriately. He said that he has the highest respect for her and is not so ‘depraved’ that he would resort to such things.

Terence said that he initially chose not to respond to the video as he felt that it was quite obvious that it was doctored. However, when trolls started using derogatory language, he decided to put up an Instagram post about the issue.

In an interview with Bollywood Life, Terence said, “Why would I do something of that sort two weeks after shooting for a very intimate sequence with her? Thankfully, throughout my life I have got enough love and attention from the opposite sex to not feel depraved. I have the highest respect for Nora Fatehi. That kind of thing would only tickle a 17-year-old. I am 45.”

Terence also shared the backstory of the video. The judges were giving a standing ovation to Shatrughan Sinha, who had come on India’s Best Dancer as a special guest. “It was a moment of reverence. There were four cameras around. Why would I do something of that sort when I know I am being covered from every possible angle. And you think Nora and I would be expressionless after such a thing. Any woman would react immediately to it. She is the most dignified person, and instantly cleared it out on social media,” he said.

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After the controversy, Terence shared a picture of him carrying Nora in his arms, without directly commenting on the video. Instead, he posted a story about a Zen master and his disciples, who come across a damsel in distress.

Nora commented on the post, “Thank you Terrence! In today’s time of social media video morphing and photoshop effects for meme purposes.. I’m glad you have not let it bother you and you have remained poised and dignified! This too shall pass you and Geeta ma’am have been so respectful with me and have made me feel so loved and accepted as a judge on the show, its been a great life learning experience! Stay blessed.”

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