Actress Shweta Tiwari has been charged with making a statement regarding the size of her innerwear and God, which has angered many people. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has ordered the police to examine the statements.
The charge was filed at the Shyamla Hills police station in Bhopal under IPC section 295(A). Section 295(A) caters to “deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.”
Tiwari made the remark in Bhopal during the promotions of her new show Show Stopper in the presence of her co-actors. The video of her comment went viral on social media. Talking about the same, Mishra had said to reporters, “I have heard it and I strongly condemn it. I have directed the police commissioner of Bhopal to probe it and give a report within 24 hours.”
Tiwari was promoting her new series, in which she co-stars Sourabh Raaj Jain, who played Lord Krishna in Mahabharat. Tiwari’s joke was said to be in response to this.
Actor Salil Acharya, who was present at the occasion, said Tiwari’s statement was “taken out of context.” Acharya told ETimes, “I was on stage with Shweta when this happened. I was asking a question to actor Sourabh Raaj Jain who plays a bra fitter in the web series.”
He added, “I had asked him that, for a person who has played mythological roles in the past, how was it playing something so different. In a funny way, Shweta said that now we are making God do this. When she said God, she meant Sourabh because he is known for his mythological roles.”