Updated: May 26, 2021 12:06:08 pm
Actor Yuvika Chaudhary has apologised for using a casteist slur in a video, saying that she was not aware of ‘the meaning of the word’. Yuvika shared a video on her social media account where she where is seen apologising with folded hands. She again claimed that she ‘didn’t know the meaning’ of the word. In the video shared on her Instagram account, Yuvika said in Hindi, “First of all, I apologise to you all with folded hands. I used the word unknowingly and I didn’t know the meaning. Please forgive a mistake that happened unknowingly.”
In a vlog with husband Prince Narula, Yuvika said she wasn’t looking good, using the slur to describe herself. As #ArrestYuvikaChaudhary started trending, the actor issued an apology, stating that she did not know the meaning of the word. She also added that she would never do anything to hurt someone intentionally.
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“Hi guys I didn’t kw the meaning about that word wt I used in my last vlog I didnt mean to hurt anyone and I can never do that to hurt someone I apologise to each n every one I hope you understand love you all,” the Om Shanti Om actor earlier wrote on social media.
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Roadies star Prince Narula extended support to his wife and commented on her post, “Baby jo hua galti se hua dnt wry main apke sath hu or apne maafi bhe kang le hai so i love u (This happened due to a mistake. Don’t worry, I am with you).”
Her apology comes weeks after Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta found herself in a similar controversy for using the word in a video.
Talking about the incident, Yuvika told ETimes,”I used the word not knowing the exact meaning of it. I said it more in fun and soon this started trending on Twitter. I immediately apologised, but by the time I did that, it had already been picked up across social media. It was not intentional; I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. And one can see in the video too that I didn’t say it seriously.” She said she stays away from controversial topics, “which may take a wrong turn”.
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Earlier actor Munmun Dutta faced a similar situation, when she too, while describing her no-make up look, used the same word. The actor said it happened due to language barrier. “Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning I immediately took the part down,” she had said in her apology. The actor has been booked in two cases since.
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