Seth’s comments on Rasquinha create a stir

Rasquinha said this during a series of tweets after the encounter. “As my session ended, Suhel Seth comes on stage and says, ‘don’t know what that bald guy was doing on a panel on sport, what’s he done”.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: December 8, 2014 2:19:25 am

Adman Suhel Seth has been criticised on the social media after he questioned the inclusion of former hockey team captain Viren Rasquinha on the panel to discuss sports at the Times Literature Festival in Mumbai Sunday. Seth had questioned Rasquinha’s credentials.

Rasquinha said this during a series of tweets after the encounter. “As my session ended, Suhel Seth comes on stage and says, ‘don’t know what that bald guy was doing on a panel on sport, what’s he done”, rasquinha wrote on his twitter page @virenrasquinha.

In his next post he wrote: It’s so disappointing when I am invited by the Times Lit fest to speak and get dissed on stage by a guy who doesn’t even know who I am.”

Seth later apologised, saying, “@TimesLitFest am deeply sorry that I didn’t know who VIREN was and he has truly been a stellar sporstman and served Indian Hockey admirably! “Love the roasting I am getting on Twitter. Deservedly even though I had apologised on Twitter and written to Viren.”

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