MUMBAI—Actor Sidharth Malhotra, after being reprimanded by actor-producer Neetu Chandra, has apologized for his comment on Bhojpuri language and said he didn't mean any disrespect to the language.
"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 apologize and assure you that no disrespect was meant in any way," Malhotra tweeted.
The 33-year-old actor was promoting his upcoming film "Aiyaary" on reality TV show “Bigg Boss 11” where he was given a task of repeating dialogues from superstar Salman Khan's film "Tiger Zinda Hai" in Bhojpuri. However, the actor ended up saying the language gives him a "latrine kind" of feeling.
Actress Neetu Chandra took to Twitter to slam Sidharth Malhotra.
Chandra wrote: "So disappointed. Sidharth Malhotra, someone who is so fortunate to work with best, who despite being an outsider has made a name for himself, for you to use your words so loosely to disrespect Bhojpuri on national television. Shocked! How on earth does speaking Bhojpuri gives you a latrine feeling. Shame on you."
"Aiyaary" is releasing on Feb. 9.