Actor Siddharth has issued an open apology letter to Saina Nehwal for his rude joke on the badminton player on social media.
Siddharth shared the letter on his Twitter profile. He captioned it, “Dear @NSaina”
The letter read, “Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for the rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that”
“As for the joke…If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke, to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land”
“I, however, must insist my wordplay and humour had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to it. I am a staunch feminist ally and I assure you there was no gender implied in my tweet and certainly no intent to attack you as a woman. I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my Champion. Honestly, Siddharth”
After Siddharth’s crass tweet on Nehwal went viral, he was pulled up by the NCW which wrote to Tamil Nadu DGP seeking action against Actor Siddharth seeking intervention and appropriate action against him.