When celebrities come under fire for controversial remarks, it spreads like wildfire across the world. Be it through word of mouth, videos or pictures, every scandal becomes the talk of the town and takes a long time to die out. Bollywood star Swara Bhaskar fell prey to the same last week and has finally responded to the heaps of criticism. She received the wrath of many social media users for alleged inappropriate comments and abuses she hurled at a four-year-old child actor. The incident took place when Sawara appeared on the chat show Son Of Abish. Snippets from a YouTube video from the episode went viral on social media soon after.
Swara reportedly passed derogatory remarks and abusive words while talking about a child actor, with whom she worked with in an advertisement shoot during her early days in the film industry. Speaking about the same, the Veere Di Wedding star has now claimed that the issue was blown out of proportion. She has stated that the video was out of context. "I was on a comedy show, narrating a funny incident about my first experience shooting in Mumbai,” she said.
Swara continued, “In that partly exaggerated and satirical narration, where I was using a comedic, adult and self-deprecating tone, I used certain swear words. The words were used to display in an adult-humorous tone, my exaggerated frustrations and emotions during my struggling days.” She clarified that she has never abused a child. "I have never abused children nor any co-actor and I have always treated children with the care, affection and the responsible conduct they deserve. I actually like children. The quip that children are evil was obviously a joke." Swara, however, mentioned that she is not trying to justify swearing in any way. "The whole controversy was clearly targeted and constructed. I'm not trying to justify swearing – those were undoubtedly an ill-advised choice of words, but they were not seriously used. It was said jokingly and self-deprecatingly. Comics do it all the time without anyone blinking an eyelid," she concluded.