Taapsee Pannu has apologised for her comments during a panel show, and said it was not her aim to hurt anybody.
Days after Taapsee Pannu received flak for her comments on Telugu filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao during a panel discussion with East India Comedy, the actress has apologised.
In a video message, the actress said:
“It is not in my upbringing that I will hurt anyone who has been such an important part of my journey. Raghavendra Rao garu is the reason why I am here in the industry in the first place, and I can never forget that. It’s just strange how everyone alleged that I insulted him, but I didn’t, I will never. So I really want to apologise if I have hurt anyone’s sentiment. But trust me, I did not intend to.”
She further added that she was trying to make fun of herself, but it only occurred to her later that she had inadvertently hurt others in the process.
“I was so clueless about whatever was happening with me in the industry. I really wanted to make fun of myself and nothing else. I felt it is great if you can laugh at your own self. But in the process, if I have, by mistake hurt anyone, I am really sorry,” she said.
Taapsee’s debut movie – Jhummandi Naadam – was directed by K Raghavendra Rao. The Pink actress, who will be making her Telugu come back with the movie, Anando Brahma, spoke about the South’s obsession with a woman’s navel in films.
“The director who launched me is known to show the sensuality of a woman by showing the midriff and throwing fruits and flowers on the midriff. My turn came, and maybe because I was not prepared as I told you, they threw a coconut at me! I don’t know what’s sensuous about a coconut hitting my midriff,” she said.
Watch the video here: