Lock Upp contestant, Karanvir Bohra, has finally broken his silence after Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 contestant Soundous Moufakir accused him of objectifying her. The renowned actor has issued a clarification via Instagram stories and clarified that his comment was not directed at Soundous.
The incident snowballed as Soundous spoke in Hindi and the host made a remark suggesting she deserved an award for her language skills. Karanvir responded to the host’s comment, and his remarks appeared to have irked Soundous, leading her to accuse him of objectifying her.
Later, Soundous shared her disappointment via her social media handle and emphasised that objectification is a common issue faced by women both within the industry and outside of it.
She posted, “This is a common objectification faced by multiple women inside this industry and outside, all over the world. So let me just say this – l’m not an award, I’m not a trophy, I’m not SOMETHING you can just joke about taking home. The way men are always ready to demean a woman’s achievements and their proud moments by passing sexist, misogynistic comments disgusts me and I wonder when this will stop.”
Now, in his response, the actor has maintained that he would apologise if his statement had hurt anyone, but in this case, he was not sorry because he did not say anything offensive to her.
Taking to his Instagram stories, Karanvir wrote, “When something like this would happen, I would genuinely say sorry. Naturally, if anyone is hurt because of my statement, it is my responsibility to take onus of it and apologise and clear the matter. But in this case, I am really sorry but I am not sorry because I didn’t say anything to you. The host objectified you. So you misunderstood that and yes, your Hindi is not that clear and you don’t understand it clearly, so you need to learn Hindi. So if you want to make it another post or story, please make it for the host. Thank you very much, may God bless you”.
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