Bengaluru: Sandalwood music composer and scriptwriter, Hamsalekha has issued an apology after his remarks on Swamiji Sri Vishwesha Theertha draws ire.
During an award function at Mysuru, Hamsalekha spoke about Dalits and untouchability. He then referred to the Pejawar Swamiji’s initiative of visiting the Dalit colonies.
He said, “Pejawar Swamiji can only go and sit there. Would he eat chicken if offered? I don’t think it is a big achievement.”
He received heavy backlash from the supporter of Pejawar Swamiji and they also demanded an apology from him.
Soon after, Hamsalekha posted a video on Facebook stating that he was wrong and also has high respect for the efforts being made by elders and personalities to banish untouchability.
“Even my wife opposed my statement. My intention was not to hurt anyone. I am sorry if I have hurt anyone,” he added.