Actor Siddharth has now apologized to Saina Nehwal for his 'offensive words’ recently, following backlash on social media. In this regard, he issued a Twitter apology. In fact, on January 6, the actor retweeted a message by Nehwal in which he voiced concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security failures during his visit to Punjab on January 5.
In his apology, Siddharth wrote,
"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."
"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." He further stated that he was not behaving "maliciously" and that he is a "feminist ally."
"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” the actor concluded.
Harveer Singh Nehwal, Saina's father, had previously expressed his disappointment with the situation on Tuesday. He voiced his unhappiness with the words and suggested that he apologize publicly. The National Commission for Women had previously asked Twitter to block actor Siddharth Malhotra's account after he tweeted derogatory comments about badminton player Saina Nehwal.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 11, 2022
Siddharth made this remark about Saina in reaction to a tweet he made about a "serious omission" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security. Siddharth's tweet drew a lot of criticism on social media.