Rakhi Sawant apologises for remarks on Valmiki

"I was misunderstood," says the actor

Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant | AFP Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant | AFP

Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant, who had allegedly made derogatory remarks against Lord Valmiki on a private TV channel last year, tendered an apology on Friday in the presence of several members of the Valmiki community here.

Narinder Adiya, the advocate who had filed a complaint against her before a court here last year for hurting the sentiments of members of the Valmiki community, was also present.

"I have a great regard and sincere respect for Bhagwan Valmiki ji. I was misunderstood," Rakhi told the community members.

Aadia claimed that Rakhi has tendered a written apology in the court and the next date of hearing is May 18.

Adiya had filed a complaint against Rakhi on July 9 last year, claiming that her comments —allegedly made in a programme on a private television channel last year—had hurt the sentiments of the Valmiki community.