Actor Siddharth makes derogatory tweet on Saina Nehwal, latter says, “I used to like him as an actor, but this was not nice’

Saina Nehwal, ace badminton player has responded to the comments made on her by Tamil actor Siddharth, saying he could have expressed himself with “better words”. Last week, Siddharth had received a lot of flak for his ‘sexist’ tweet involving Nehwal.

Saina had tweeted on January 5th, which was about Narendra Modi’s ‘security breach’ in Punjab, where protesters blocked a route and forced the Prime Minister’s convoy to spend about 15-20 minutes on a flyover. She tweeted, “No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists. #BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi.”

Responding to Nehwal’s tweet, Siddharth wrote, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.”

The actor was called out for his derogatory remark before he shared another tweet while clarifying his stance. He wrote, “COCK & BULL That’s the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading! Nothing disrespectful was intended, said, or insinuated. Period.”

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma also condemned Siddharth for his actions. She tweeted, “This man needs a needs or two. Why does this person’s account still exist? Taking it up with concerned Police.”

After the backlash from netizens, Nehwal has also responded to Siddharth’s comments and said that she used to like him as an actor before the incident.