MUMBAI: While being in a chat show 'Son of Abish', actress Swara Bhaskar received flak for calling a 4-year-child "chu**ya" and "kameena". Now, the actress has some clarification for the same and defends herself by saying that she was only narrating a funny incident.
The whole incident of Swara receiving backlash happened when a video of her went viral where she was narrating an incident. In her narration, she used cuss words for a child as he called her "aunty". This did not go well with the Twitteratis and thus reprimanded her for her insensitivity.
The Veere Di Wedding actress now clarifies her statement by saying that it was in a jest and she has never abused any of her co-stars. She said,
"I was on a comedy show, narrating a funny incident about my first experience shooting in Mumbai. 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. Comics do it all the time, and the show's format is of a comedic genre. Most importantly, if you actually watch the show, you would realize that I actually was the one looking out for the child's welfare -- trying to make sure he gets a bathroom break, which other people on the set seemingly didn't care about. 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."
Further, she agreed that her choice of words was bad but she was not serious at all. Referring to the media that it uses false headlines, she said "The problem with these frivolous controversies, whose agenda is to generate fake outrage, is that sometimes while reporting them, the media plays into the hands of these people in terms of how the headlines are phrased! On this issue, most of the headlines scream -- Swara Bhasker in trouble for abusing a four-year-old child. This is patently false. I did not abuse that or any child. It's important for me to correct that and at least put out a factually accurate version and the full context of what happened."