Actor Siddharth has apologized to badminton player Sania Nehwal for his rude joke on the celebrated player on Twitter. Siddharth took to Twitter to share a lengthy note to apologise to Saina Nehwal.
“Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my 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,” said the actor in the apology letter.
“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 word play 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,” he further stated in the letter.
I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my Champion, the actor said.