Siddharth said that he was trying to make a joke with his original comment, but it ‘didn’t land’. The actor wrote, “Dear Saina, I want to apologize 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 ur tweet, can not justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke, If the joke needs to be explained, then it was not a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land.” And added: You will always be my champion.
The actor issued a public apology after facing heat for his s*xist remarks in response to Saina Nehwal’s tweet. It so happened that she took to Twitter to condemn the security threat faced by PM Narendra Modi in Punjab’s Ferozepur. The badminton player said, “No Nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own Prime Minister gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists.” Siddharth had reweeted : Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.