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12th Fail actor Vikrant Massey deletes old tweet on Ram-Sita, issues apology Vikrant Massey
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12th Fail actor Vikrant Massey deletes old tweet on Ram-Sita, issues apology

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Feb 2024, 06:16 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Actor Vikrant Massey, who is basking in the success of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 12th Fail, has come out with an apology over an old tweet on Lord Ram and Sita.

Deleting the post, Vikrant said he never intended to "disrespect" the Hindu community.

Vikrant posted on X, "In context to one of my Tweets way back in 2018, I’d like to say a few words: It was never my intention to hurt, malign or disrespect the Hindu community. But as I reflect in hindsight about a Tweet made in jest, I also release the distasteful nature of it.

"The same could have been said without adding the cartoon which was published in a newspaper. And I’d with utmost humility like to apologise to each and everyone who has been hurt As you all by now know, that I hold all faiths, beliefs and religions with the highest possible regard. We all grow up with time and reflect upon our mistakes. This was mine. Regards."

Vikrant came under fire after Mumbai-based advocate Ashutosh Dubey posted a screenshot of his conversation with the actor on the issue.

In 2018, Vikrant had tweeted which featured an editorial cartoon where Sita was seen commenting on Ram Bhakts.

12th Fail, which stars Vikrant Massey in the lead, is centred on a real life story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, who battled poverty to assume the post.

Vikrant, who has received critical acclaim for his acting, essayed IPS officer Sharma's role.

The film, which was released to theatres on October 27, 2023, was premiered on Disney Plus Hotstar on December 29, 2023.

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