Actress Yuvika Chaudhary was reportedly booked under the SC/ST Act by the Haryana Police on Monday (October 18) for allegedly using a casteist slur in a social media video that went viral earlier this year. The actress was later released on interim bail, as reported by ANI.
Yuvika is now back in Mumbai after her bail. She has spoken about her arrest, and shared that she ‘had to leave everything and go for the investigations’. The 38-year-old actress informed that she was in Pune shooting for a project.
"I didn't know until a few days ago that a case had been filed against me. When I got a notice, I was in Pune shooting for a project. I had to leave everything and go for the investigations. As a law-abiding citizen of India, law comes above everything else for me and hence I travelled immediately to Haryana. There the police asked me several questions and they even have the phone through which the video was uploaded. I am back in Mumbai now but I hope everything gets sorted soon,” Yuvika Chaudhary told ETimes.
In a video that went viral earlier this year, Yuvika Chaudhary was heard using a derogatory term that is offensive to a section of society. After the outrage, she apologised by sharing a statement and later a video on her social media accounts.
Hi guys I didn’t kw the meaning about that word wt I used in my last vlog I didn’t mean to hurt anyone and I can never do that to hurt someone I apologise to each n every one I hope you understand love you all— Yuvika Choudhary (@yuvikachoudhary) May 25, 2021
Yuvika, in her interview with ETimes, opined that there are far more important issues in the country which need to be addressed. But the former Bigg Boss believes that she has had to pay a price for being a public figure.
“Six months ago too I had said that I didn’t use the word for anyone and I didn’t even know the meaning of it. I can never do such a thing. But now since it has happened, I can only apologise as much as I can,” she said.
Yuvika Chaudhary elaborated how her husband Prince Narula stood by her and shared that he has been with her through the entire process.
“He is my partner and he has been there with me throughout this entire process. Him being there has made things really easy for me and I am glad that I have him as my husband,” the actress shared.
After a formal investigation by the cyber cell, an FIR was lodged against Yuvika Chaudhary at Hansi city police station. The FIR has been registered under the relevant section of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
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