Though Chadha has already offered an apology for hurting people’s sentiments, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the latest celebrity to share his opinion on the ongoing row.
The actor took to his official Twitter account to share his reaction on Chadha’s remark. The actress is being trolled on the Internet for her recent tweet which came as a reply to Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement.
The controversy kickstarted after Chadha on Wednesday replied to Dwivedi’s recent statement where the Northern Army Commander Lt General said that the Indian Army is ready to execute orders such as taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Hurt by Chadha’s remark, Kumar said that nothing should ever make us ungrateful towards our armed forces.
“Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain (we are here because of them),” he tweeted.
Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces. Woh hain toh aaj hum hain. 🙏 https://t.co/inCm392hIH
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1669292607000
During a press conference, Dwivedi had told the media that “As far as the Indian Army is concerned, Indian Army will carry out any order given by the government of India. Whenever such orders are given, we will always be ready for it.”
The Northern Army Commander Lt General’s powerful statement was making the rounds on Twitter when it reached the Bollywood actress, who retweeted the statement by saying: “Galwan says hi.”
Hours later, Chadha issued a statement on Thursday where she clarified that the ‘three words’ she used for her reply had no intention of hurting anyone.
“Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the Fauj of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part. As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It’s in my blood,” Chadha said.
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha) 1669271360000