Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder of the Isha Foundation, slammed actor Siddharth for allegedly making a crass and sexually derogatory remark about Saina Nehwal on Monday.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder of the Isha Foundation, slammed actor Siddharth for allegedly making a crass and sexually derogatory remark about ace badminton player Saina Nehwal on Monday. Sadhguru called Siddharth’s response “the most distasteful and disgusting” and said Saina Nehwal was the “pride of the nation.”
Siddharth Anand allegedly hurls a lewd remark at badminton star Saina Nehwal.
Due to its sexist overtones, actor Siddharth’s recent tweet about Saina Nehwal’s comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked controversy. Saina had condemned Prime Minister Modi’s security breach during his visit to Ferozepur on January 5 in a tweet.
However, in response to the backlash, the ‘Rang De Basanti’ actor clarified, saying, “Cock & Bull. That’s the allusion. Reading anything else is deceptive and misleading! Nothing was said or implied that was disrespectful.” Nehwal told Republic exclusively that she used to like the ‘Rang De Basanti’ actor, but that the remark he made about her was “not nice.” “But I guess it’s Twitter, and you get noticed with’such words and comments,'” she said, emphasising that he could have expressed himself better with better words.
The actor is also facing criticism from Rekha Sharma, the head of the National Commission for Women (NCW), who took the incident seriously and wrote to the Maharashtra DGP, requesting a FIR against the actor. The Commission has demanded that Siddharth be punished as soon as possible for his ludicrous social media remark about Saina Nehwal.
“The National Commission for Women has discovered a post on Twitter by Indian actor Siddharth using lewd comments on Ms. Saina Nehwal’s post. The comment is misogynistic and offensive to a woman’s modesty, equating to disrespect and insult to women’s dignity on social media platforms. According to a press release from the NCW, “Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Director-General of Police Maharashtra to investigate the matter immediately and file a FIR under relevant provisions of the law.”
The NCW Chairperson has instructed the Resident Grievance Officer of Twitter India to “immediately block” the actor’s account and take “appropriate action” against him “for posting offensive remarks” on Nehwal’s post. The Tamil actor had “outraged Nehwal’s modesty” and “insulted her right to live with dignity,” according to the NCW.