After facing backlash, Taapsee apologies for her ‘midriff’ comment on director Rao

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 15, 2017, 5:16 pm IST
Updated Jul 15, 2017, 5:16 pm IST
Taapsee took a jibe on Rao’s tradition of hitting debutantes with different objects and calling them ‘sensuous’.
Taapsee Pannu started her film career seven years ago with K Raghavendra Rao’s ‘Jhummandi Naadam’ and went on to act in many regional films.
 Taapsee Pannu started her film career seven years ago with K Raghavendra Rao’s ‘Jhummandi Naadam’ and went on to act in many regional films.

Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu, after making some controversial comments on the Telegu director, who launched her career with ‘Jhummandi Naadam’,  K Raghavendra Rao, said in a video that she posted on her Facebook page that she is brought up in a way where she will never hurt people who have been an ‘important’ part of her ‘journey’.

In the video, Taapsee can be seen apologizing to Rao and Telugu people she might have hurt with her comments. She 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 apologize if I have hurt anyone’s sentiment. But trust me, I did not intend to.”

Trying to make fun of her own self, Taapsee had earlier said in a comedy show “I don’t know what is so sensuous about hitting a girl on her midriff. But the director who has made over 100 films has launched Sridevi and Jayasudha. They were apparently hit by flowers and fruits on their midriff.”

This did not go down too well with the fans of K Raghavendra Rao, who is considered a legend down South, and the actress was vehemently criticised on social media for her allegedly insensitive remarks on the man who gave her the big break.

Adding to her apology note, the actress said, “It took me a little while to understand what was wrong in my comments because I thought that it was me I was making fun of – of how unfit I was for this industry and how 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.”

Here is the video:





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