South actor Siddharth has apologised for his rude joke on badminton player Saina Nehwal. Siddharth released an open letter that read: Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of urs, a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke… If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land.’
He added: I must insist my word play and humour had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to it. I assure you there was no gender implied in my tweet.
In the controversial tweet, the actor had written, ‘Subtle cock champion of the world. Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you Rihanna.’