“Galwan Says Hi”: Tweet Sparks Controversy; Richa Chadha Issues Public Apology!

Bollywood actor Richa Chadha has apologised for her controversial remark on Galwan, which created a significant Twitter debate. Notably, she clarified that she did not mean to offend anyone and expressed regret if her comments, even unintentionally, hurt the sentiments of the army. 

For disparaging and making fun of the Indian Army, Richa received trolling on social media. Following her post, a number of social media users and politicians called on the actress to apologise, and some also requested that Mumbai Police lodge a FIR against her. Many people referred to the post as “shameful and terrible”.

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However, now Richa Chadha as issues a public apology into the matter. The statement quoted by her in a tweet reads:

“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.

A whole family is affected when their son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels.

It is an emotive issue for me.”

What Did Richa Chadha Tweet? 

A Twitter user named “Baba Banaras” quoting the statement of Commander-in-chief Northern command IA, stated :

“We r fully prepared to take back Pok from Pakistan. We r waiting the orders from the govt. We will complete the operation quickly. Before that if Pakistan is violating ceasefire, the answer will be different, even they can not imagine.”

However, Richa Chadha, quoting this tweet, wrote: “Galwan says hi”, which sparked the entire controversy. As soon as her tweet went viral, lot of people including some BJP leaders condemned her statement, calling it “shameful and terrible”, and an insult to the courage of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. 

BJP leader Maninder Singh Sirsa, in a tweet, said, “Disgraceful!! It should be withdrawn at the earliest! Insulting our armed forces cannot be justified!” Though deleting her controversial tweet, actress Richa Chadha has issued a public apology.

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