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Not upset over Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark: Manushi Chhillar

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Published Nov 20, 2017, 4:55 pm IST
Updated Nov 20, 2017, 4:55 pm IST
'BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World,' Tharoor had tweeted.
Tharoor apologised for his remark, which, he said, was a 'light-hearted' comment and also praised Manushi Chhillar. (Photo: DC/AFP)
 Tharoor apologised for his remark, which, he said, was a 'light-hearted' comment and also praised Manushi Chhillar. (Photo: DC/AFP)

Mumbai: Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World 2017 on Saturday, has taken Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's tweet on her surname boldly.

Punning on the word 'chillar', which in English means ‘small change’, Tharoor on Sunday tweeted: "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!"

 

Replying to a tweet on the issue, which called for the need to be more tolerant towards light-hearted humour, Manushi said: "A girl who has just won the World isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change – let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar."

Tharoor had apologised after his tweet stoked a controversy and asked people to “chill”.

Also read: Please chill, says Tharoor after backlash over tweet on Miss World's surname

"Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer I've separately praised. Please: Chill!" he tweeted.

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