Actress Taapsee Pannu recently was part of a stand-up comedy show in Mumbai and made few comments about her debut movie director K. Raghavendra Rao at the show which did not go down well with the Telugu audience. The actress had said at the show that she found strange about the obsession about midriff for the directors in Telugu and the way it was portrayed in films. Her comments drew some ire from the Telugu audience and viewers on social media and there was a huge uproar about the issue.
Taapsee posted a video on her social networking page and apologized to the director K. Raghavendra Rao and the Telugu audiences. Taapsee said in the video, “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.”
Taapsee also clarified that her comments were not about K. Raghavendra Rao but herself. “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,” added Taapsee.
Watch the video here: