Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty had got into a legal soup due to the word ‘bhangi’ that they used on a show. An FIR was filed against them for hurting the sentiments of Scheduled Caste community. Navin Ramchandra Lade, the general secretary of Rojgar Aghari Republican Part of India and a member of Scheduled Cast(MAHAR) lodged a complaint at the Andheri Police station regarding the usage of the word by Shilpa Shetty and Salman Khan. However, now, the the actress has taken social media to apologize for her statements and for using the word ‘Bhangi’. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14: Nikki Tamboli on her journey in the show, bond with Rahul Vaidya and more [EXCLUSIVE]
In a series of tweets, Shilpa Shetty wrote, “Some of my words from an interview in the past have been misinterpreted.It was never said with the intent of hurting anyone’s feelings…” “I apologize if they have. I’m proud to belong to a country that boasts of diverse castes and creeds and I respect each one of them” Also Read - Sohail Khan Extends Support to Rakhi Sawant in a Video, Says 'Call me Directly'
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were on the show to promote their film Tiger Zinda Hai. Lade also stated that he felt insulted and humiliated being a member of Scheduled Caste himself. He also added that that feels very pained and hurt due to the insulting statement made by Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty.